A: The New York Mets Fantasy Camp is a six-day, five-night baseball opportunity of a lifetime. Hosted at the New York Mets Spring Training Facility in Port St. Lucie, FL., participants are instructed on the basic fundamentals of baseball by the Pros - former Mets players and coaches. Participants are drafted onto teams managed and coached by Mets greats, then compete against one another until a champion is crowned in our championship game. To finish off this unforgettable experience, each team will take the field against the Pros on the final day of camp.
Q: Who is eligible to attend?
A: Any adult 30 years of age or older. Both males and females are invited to participate.
Q: Can I bring my family?
A: Although only those registered can participate in the baseball activities, we invite family members to attend. Husbands, wives, parents, and children are all welcome to show their support from the stands and cheer you on. Special lodging and travel arrangements can be made to accommodate everyone who wishes to enjoy this experience with you.
Q: Can I sign up alone?
A: Yes. Mets Fantasy Camp is a great way for individuals to build new friendships through the camaraderie of baseball. While some of our first-time participants sign up with friends or relatives, most sign up individually.
Q: What is the level of competition?
A: At the Mets Fantasy Camp, there are many levels of talent. Some of our participants have attended Mets Fantasy Camp for years, while others have not played baseball since high school or college. Some participants have never played baseball all. Either way, if you are healthy and in shape, want to have a great time and learn more about baseball, this is the place for you!
Q: How much playing time will I get?
A: Participants can play as much as they like. Ideally, there are 10 teams, each with 12 players per team. Every player bats and fielding is rotated each inning by the managers. Each manager is flexible and works hard to accommodate all player requests.
Q: What do I receive as part of the Mets Fantasy Camp package?
A: All participants receive roundtrip airfare from either JFK/LGA or Newark, lodging at the PGA Village Resort in Port St. Lucie, transportation to and from PBI Airport, as well as daily shuttles to the Mets Spring Training facilities. Also, each participant receives personalized home and road uniforms, a warm-up jacket, and baseball accessories.
Q: Are there any discounts available?
A: We provide an alumni discount for returning participants from 2004-2009. Discounts are also available for those who wish to make their own flights and/or hotel arrangements.
Q: How far is Port St. Lucie from West Palm Beach (PBI Airport)?
A: Approximately 45-60 minutes. If using our transportation, it's a great opportunity to get to know some of your fellow participants.
Q: Do I need a rental car?
A: Mets Fantasy Camp provides transportation to and from the airport and hotel, as well as to and from the hotel and Spring Training facilities. Transportation is also provided for the two organized dinners. But for those who wish to make their own travel arrangements or have more flexibility, special rates on rental cars are available.
Q: What is there to do during the evening?
A: Mets Fantasy Camp hosts both an "Opening Night Welcome Party" and an "Awards Dinner". There is also a very entertaining "Kangaroo Court", where managers and coaches discuss the baseball "highlights" for that day and a "Bull Session" on two of the other nights. Participants are free to make their own dinner and evening plans after these activities.
Q: Can we take pictures and get autographs?
A: The Mets Fantasy Camp hires a Photography staff that is present at every camp event. The photographers will post the images they shoot each day, and at the end of the camp you will be able to purchase the great shots they take. You will also receive a team photo free of charge at the end of the camp.
We have no rules against Pros signing autographs and they are willing to sign for you. All we ask is that the participants respect the Pros by not overwhelming them with requests.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Each participant must bring his/her own glove and cleats (no metal). Mets Fantasy Camp provides you with uniform jerseys, pants, belt, socks, hat, jacket, and t-shirt. We will also provide bats, balls, and helmets. Other accessories (i.e. personal bats, batting gloves, sunglasses, etc.) are optional. * Please Note: Wooden Bats only. Aluminum Bats are prohibited.
Q: What is the appropriate dress for Fantasy Camp?
A: Participants will be dressed in their authentic Mets uniforms during the day. All other dress is casual: khakis, golf shirts, jeans, etc. Dress for the banquet and other ceremonies are casual as well; however, we ask that participants refrain from wearing shorts.