2019 Cuba Camp

When?: Feb 17/19 - Feb 24/19

Where?: Havana, Cuba

Details?:

This program, based in Havana, is specifically designed to provide athletes with a combination of competition and training in a warm climate and the opportunity to learn about the culture, history and people of Cuba. Participants will meet, train and compete with Cuban student athletes and coaches at Cuban sports facilities and venues arranged by the Cuban Ministries of Sport and Education.  Visiting athletes may also train with Cuban National Program coaches and pro players.  Competitions are arranged with Cuban athletes of skill levels similar to their Canadian counterparts. Program also serves as the first step of the identification process for the National Women’s Team program. Priority will be to players who participated at the 2018 16U and 21U Nationals but it is also opened to any female athlete. Parents are also welcome to travel with the group and will get a $100 reduction.

Program Price Includes:  Round trip airfare from Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg or Vancouver to Cuba, 7 nights accommodation double occupancy in air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathroom, breakfast and dinner daily, coordination and entrance/ participation fees for visits - games - training – excursions, translator/guide services, local facilitators and officials, ground transportation via modern air-conditioned bus as per itinerary, Cuban visa, Canadian national team coaching, national team uniform and hat for camp. 

Not Included:  Some lunches, transportation to Toronto/Montreal/Vancouver/Edmonton/Winnipeg, optional activities, tips. 

PRICE:  The price of $1,895.00 per person includes the services described in the itinerary with departure from Toronto or Montreal ($1,750), from Vancouver ($2195), Winnipeg (2145$) and Edmonton ($2095). Accommodation is air conditioned with satellite TV and en-suite bathroom based on 2 per room.  

SUNDRIES:  Participants should budget for sundry expenses at approximately $200 CAD per person for the week to cover lunches, beverages, tips and personal expenses.  Please note that a valid passport is required for entry into Cuba.

PAYMENT DATES:  To allow us to schedule the visit and begin to make the necessary arrangements with the various Cuban institutions involved, and reserve the air plane seats and hotel rooms, a deposit of $400 per person is required by October 15th  2018 (without deposits no air seats or hotel rooms are being held).  The final payment will be due on December 1st, 2018. Places are limited to 30 participants total. 

If you have any questions please give me a call at 1-613-748-5606 or by email at alachance@baseball.ca.

List of former participants who played for National Team: 

2010 Camp: (season with National Team)

Jessica Bérubé, Québec (2011-2012-2013-2015)

Taelor Fredrickson, Saskatchewan (2010)

Shelby Gordon, Alberta (2010-2011)

Émilie Laliberté, Québec (2011)

Hannah Martensen, Ontario (2011-2012-2013-2014-2018)

Heidi Northcott, Alberta (2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016)

Shayla Shahsavar, Saskatchewan (2010-2011)

2011 Camp

Niki Boyd, British Columbia (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018)

Daphnée Gélinas, Québec (2013-2016, 2017, 2018)

2012 Camp

Jenna Hillman, Ontario (2013)

Brittany Chan, Ontario (2012-2013)

Kathryn Kennaley, Ontario (2013)

Sabrina Périard, Québec (2013)

2013 Camp

Emma Carr, Ontario (2013-2014, 2017, 2018)

Heather Healey, Newfoundland (2013-2014-2016, 2017)

Mena Florio, Ontario (2017)

2014 Camp

Claire Eccles, British Columbia (2014-2015-2016-2017-2018)

Mia Valcke, Ontario (2016, 2018)

2015 Camp

Pascale Jalbert, Québec (2016, 2017)

Brittney Langlais, Manitoba (2017)

2016 Camp

Allison Schroder, British Columbia (2017, 2018)

Tess Forman, Ontario (2017)

Sarah Moir, Manitoba (2017)

2017 Camp

Hailey Coumont, Alberta (2017)

McKinlee Kaulbach, Alberta (2018)

Noémie Lapointe, Québec (2017)

2018 Camp

Emma March, British Columbia (2018)