Featuring the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 World Series Champions
January 21, 2018 - January 28, 2018
January 28, 2018 - February 4, 2018
- Costs &
Camp is available to men and women 21 years old and up
(18 and older as guests).
Call Jerry Lewis at (313)471-2550 or click on the Register Now button below.
- Fly like the pros! Charter flight from Oakland County Airport directly to Lakeland, FL
- Hotel accomodations (double occupancy) for 8 days, 7 nights (private rooms also available for an additional charge)
- Personalized authentic home and away Detroit Tigers uniforms (yours to keep)
- Pre-camp batting practice at Comerica Park
- Games in Tigertown, the official spring training facility of the Detroit Tigers, every day
- A "Fantasy Game" at Joker Marchant Stadium (weather permitting)
- Personal clubhouse locker for the week
- "Photograph Day"
- "Autograph Night" featuring 1968 World Series MVP Mickey Lolich
- Meals in Tigertown cafeteria
- A night game played "Under The Lights" at historic Henley Field
- Special gifts
- Salute to 1968 World Champions 50th reunion
- Your own camp video
- PLUS: You'll be invited to Fantasy Camp night at Comerica Park to participate in the on-field ceremony prior to a Detroit Tigers game. One camper will have the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Featuring 1968 World Series Champions
Additional Former Tigers Players
Costs & Add-ons
Fantasy Camp Cost: $3,750* ($1,500 deposit required to reserve a spot)
Optional credits and charges:
Airfare: If the Fantasy Camper does not require flight arrangements, a $200 credit will be issued.
Private Room: Private accomodations are available for an additional $400 + tax.
Guest Package: Non-baseball playing guests of camper are welcomed to attend for $1,650 each ($500 deposit required).
*Plus Florida Sales Tax ** Deposit non-refundable after 10/1/16.
For additional information, please contact Jerry Lewis at (313) 471-2550.
The Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp Guest Package offers the Fantasy Camper's guest (spouse, friend, sibling, etc.) a chance to enjoy the week's program.The $1,650 package includes:
- Double occupancy with Fantasy Camp participant. (Single room extra, if preferred)
- Round trip airfare
- Ground transportation from airport to hotel
- Lunch and dinner for the duration of the week
- Photograph and Autograph Days
- All camp events
Guest Packages require a $500 down payment, and must be confirmed by November 1, 2016 to insure both parties can fly together. Please contact Jerry Lewis (313)471-2550 to add on guest packages to your order.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp?
A: The Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp is a week-long baseball training camp located in the Tigers' very own Spring Training grounds in Lakeland, Florida. Campers will spend the week alongside former Tigers greats improving their baseball game through coaching, training, instruction and real games, complete with a playoff series and championship. Potential Fantasy Campers must be age 21 or above.
Q: What is the average age and skill level of a Fantasy Camp participant?
A: Participants average age is 50. Anyone 21 years of age or older is welcome. Our current oldest camper is 83. Because no baseball skill or experience is required to be a Fantasy Camper, the skill levels vary. However, regardless of their skill level, all of the Fantasy Campers have fun while competing.
Q: Are there any women that participate in the Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp?
A: 8% of our camps are composed of women participants.
Q: Am I required to live in Michigan to take part in the Tigers Fantasy Camp?
A: Absolutely not. 30% of our campers DO NOT live in the state of Michigan.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Very little. Participants should just bring their own gloves, turf shoes, and, if they desire, their own wooden bat. However, quality wooden bats will be provided upon arrival to the Spring Training grounds. Details will be announced during orientation.
Q: What will I receive for my $3,750?
A: See the Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp Package section of the web page for a full listing.
Q: What is the appropriate dress while attending Fantasy Camp?
A: The Fantasy Campers will be dressed in their authentic uniforms for most of the day. All other dress is casual: khakis, golf shirts, jeans, etc. Dress for the banquets and ceremonies is casual as well; however, we ask that participants refrain from wearing shorts.
Q: How is the double occupancy system taken care of for the hotel rooms?
A: All rooms are double occupancy, with single rooms available at an additional charge. Roommates are paired according to request, smoking preference and age.
Q: Do I need a rental car?
A: All ground transportation is provided for your convenience. Local restaurants and stores are located within walking distance of the hotel.
Q: How far is Lakeland from either Orlando or Tampa Bay Airports?
A: The Orlando airport is just over an hour's drive, while the Tampa Bay Airport is about a 45 minute drive.
Q: How do I make sure that my uniform will fit correctly?
A: Rule of thumb is your sport coat size equates to your uniform jersey size, while standard waist and inseam measurements equate to your uniform pant size. Before you submit your measurements, we encourage you to try on various fits for baseball jerseys, to avoid potential discomfort.
Q: What types of additional packages are offered if my spouse or friend would like to come for the entire week?
A: We offer a special Guest Package for the additional cost of $1,650, which includes a single room (or sharing a double occupancy should that be preferred), round-trip airfare, ground transportation from the airport to the Spring Training grounds, lunch, dinner, and tickets to the championship game and award banquet. Fantasy Camp Guest packages must be confirmed no later than November 1.
Q: I wish to make my own travel arrangements. Will I receive a rebate from the base cost?
A: Our airfare costs are based on a charter flight from Oakland County Airport to Lakeland. The flight rate accordingly is $200 per person, which is the maximum rebate we can allow.
Q: Are there any discounts available?
A: If you are an alumnus Fantasy Camper, you will receive a $300 deduction to the base price of $3,750.
Q: Would I be allowed to bring my own camera for personal pictures?
A: Yes, we encourage you to bring your own camera and take pictures with the pros as much as you desire.