Summer Youth Camp 7


Ages: 6-13 (Must be 8th Grade and Below)

Location: Reckling Park at Rice University Campus – Houston, TX

Monday, July 24, 2023 to Thursday, July 27, 2023

Starts: 9:00am / Ends: 12:30pm

If post-season play lasts through the start of camp dates, the camp will be canceled and you will be refunded minus processing fees.




Visit historic Reckling Park this summer for an opportunity to take your game to the next level. Our camp instructors will include the Rice Baseball coaching staff, current and former Rice Baseball players, and some of Houston’s best High School Coaches. Our coach’s expertise, along with top-notch facilities, provides one of the best opportunities for baseball players of all ages and skill levels. Our Youth Camps offer a wide variety of instruction covering all areas of the game. Our camp format includes various stations and drills that we prioritize for player development. We strive to provide a fun and competitive environment with different games and team competitions involved each day.





Discount Offered

Discount available for Rice Employees. Please email to receive your Promo Code.



9:00am – 12:30pm Daily


Camp Philosophy

The growth and success of Rice Baseball Camps are primarily due to the baseball team’s long history of success on the diamond. This history includes 197 players drafted by the MLB, 7 College World Series Appearances, and 1 National Championship. Head coach Jose Cruz Jr., a graduate of Rice University and 12-Year Major-Leaguer, will be in attendance for all of our camps. Our ultimate goal is to provide our knowledge and expertise to help grow each individual’s love for the game of baseball.


What to Bring

Baseball cap, bat, glove, cleats, water bottle, helmet, sunscreen, and spending money for the concession stand. *Feel free to wear shorts instead of baseball pants if you prefer.


We will have Rice Baseball Merchandise available for purchase at the beginning and end of camp each day (Hats, Jerseys, T-Shirts, Batting Gloves)



Lunch will not be provided but snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.



In case of inclement weather, all camp activities will remain at Reckling Park in the indoor pitching and hitting facilities.


Check-in and Pick-up

Check-in will start at 8:15am. Campers can be dropped off near the backside of Tudor Fieldhouse over near the Left-Field side of Reckling Park. Pick-Up will take place at the same location. We will dismiss camp around 12:20pm each day to ensure each camper gets picked up safely and in a timely manner



Reckling Park located on the Rice University Campus at 6100 Main. Primary entrances are #8 off University Boulevard or #18 off Rice Boulevard. Rice University Campus Map


Parking Information

The best way to get to Reckling Park is to enter the Rice University campus via Entrance 8 at the intersection of University and Stockton Boulevards. Once on campus, turn right at the first stop sign next to the Moody Center for the Arts. Once you are in front of Reckling, the road will fork and you will go to the left to the old tennis court parking lot. Camper pick-up and drop-off will take place in this parking lot, now called West Lot 6.



Please make sure you mention you would like the Rice Rate in order to receive our discounted hotel prices.


Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center 
6580 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030
Contact: Parris Patrick


Residence Inn by Marriott
7710 Main St. Houston, TX 77030
Contact: George Hernandez


Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel & Suites
6800 Main St. Houston, TX 77030
Contact: Ty Zaker


Courtyard Marriott Medical Center
7702 Main St. Houston, TX 77030


Hampton Inn & Suites Medical Center
1715 Old Spanish Trail Houston, TX 77054


Concussion Information for Parents

Please click on the link and read through the Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents put together by the CDC’s Heads Up program.  Concussion Fact Sheet


Refund Policy

Only camp credit for future events is granted for cancellations.  Refunds are granted on a case-by-case basis only. Cancellations received within 72 hours of the start of the event will not be granted refunds regardless of circumstance.


Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.


Questions?  Please contact Rob Hardy at or Bryan Kirby at


Rice Baseball Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, and grade level).