In 2008, we began our first camp with 5 universities and 21 players attending. Since then, MBI camps have grown to feature 30 - 35 schools with 100 - 150 attendees.
We have had the opportunity to host multiple national championship coaches such as Florida State (2018 DI National Champion), Tufts University (3-time DIII National Champions) and Virginia Wesleyan University (2018 DIII National Champion ). Others previously attending include Towson University, University of Maryland, Hood College, UMBC, Brown University, St Joseph's University, Jacksonville University, Georgetown University, Army, Florida Tech, Morgan State University and many others. Many of these coaches return every year to particpate in the camp.
Over 1,400 players have come to our camps from all over the East Coast. Players have travelled from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Maine. Players in Junior College are also encouraged to attend our camps. Coach Keith has developed close relationships with our college coaches which has helped numerous players reach their college goals and maximize their playing abilities.
Our camps are geared for players of all ages and ability. Players from all skill levels will walk away from camp having learned directly from the college coaches, not only skills to help them immediately, but also how to take their game to the collegiate level. We limit the number of players attending our camps to maintain a 4 to 1 player to coach ratio. We also keep our costs low. Camps are offered as either one or two day events. One day camps are focused on hands-on skill instruction. Two day camps combine a day of skill instruction with a day of gameplay. College coaches will be in every dugout so the learning and development never stops.
We are looking forward to another exciting summer! Information on our upcoming camps will be released shortly. Camps fill up quickly so be sure to check our website frequently. For questions about camp registration, please contact us using the form below.
Army West Point
Bowie State University
Cedar Crest College
Christopher Newport University
College of New Hersey
College of Southern Maryland
Coppin State University
Delaware State University
Florida State University
Frederick Community College
Frostburg State University
George Washington University
Harford Community College
Lancaster Bible College
Lebanon Valley College
Morgan State University
Mount St. Mary's University
New England College
New York Institute of Technology
Northern Virginia Comm. College
Notre Dame of Maryland
Penn State University
St. Joseph's University
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
University of South Florida
Virginia Wesleyan University
Washington Adventist University
MBI Camps was originated by Maryland Black Ice founder Keith Calta in 2008. Coach Keith hails from Williamsport, PA, home of the Little League World Series. He currently resides in Reisterstown MD. Keith attended The University of Maryland on a football scholarship and was a member of the undefeated 1976 Cotton Bowl Team. His daughter, S
MBI Camps was originated by Maryland Black Ice founder Keith Calta in 2008. Coach Keith hails from Williamsport, PA, home of the Little League World Series. He currently resides in Reisterstown MD. Keith attended The University of Maryland on a football scholarship and was a member of the undefeated 1976 Cotton Bowl Team. His daughter, Sarah, went to Maryland to play softball where in 2016 she was voted to the All-Big Ten Softball team, as well as being a 4-year All ACC and Big Ten All Conference academic team member.
Kathy McLaughlin is the MBI Camp director. Kathy is from Arbutus, MD and graduated from The University of Maryland. As a member of the softball team at Maryland, Kathy played in 3 NCAA Tournaments and was the ACC Batting Champion and an All-ACC First Team member. Upon graduation, she began her coaching career as an assistant Providence College for 6 seasons.
MBI Assistant Camp Director is Coach Heather Rush. Coach Rush is from Philadelphia, PA. She played collegiately at Troy University and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. Coach Rush began her coaching career at Alvin Community College in Alvin, TX. Her coaching career has included stops at NCAA Division 1, 2 & 3 institutions including Drexel, Pr
MBI Assistant Camp Director is Coach Heather Rush. Coach Rush is from Philadelphia, PA. She played collegiately at Troy University and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. Coach Rush began her coaching career at Alvin Community College in Alvin, TX. Her coaching career has included stops at NCAA Division 1, 2 & 3 institutions including Drexel, Providence and Bryant. Coach Rush is currently in her 3rd season at the helm of the Mitchell College Mariners in New London, CT.