Camp seeks to keep baseball fun (photo gallery)

Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 05:14 PM.

"I think, for young guys, a lot of them are pretty polished," he said. "There are some things we work on that will kind of enhance what they've got.

"They listen pretty good, and that makes it fun."

Not long ago, Crestview sophomore Corey Armstrong was attending the camp. Now he's enjoying taking his turn as an instructor.

"It's a good feeling, being able to help the kids learn about baseball," he said. "It teaches a lot of fundamentals in fielding and hitting that will help make them better players."

Gillis said that while the camp helps him identify future players, he knows most of the 60 or 70 campers in any given year will never suit up for the Bulldogs.

His goal is to make the game he loves as enjoyable as possible for campers, no matter how long they play.

"Ultimately, we are trying to have fun, and the camp is great for our community," he said.

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