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    You can't put a number on a per day bases IMHO, it really all depends. I'll give you a quick math situation. No camp goes into business to lose money. However, no camp owner does a camp to make money/living by any means. Camper tuition $500 x 30 campers = 15k not bad right. ok now for camp cost - 6 staff members and 2 coordinators come to the camp. Staff fee $250 per day (d1 game fee average) 4 days = 1k. Staff air and lodging double occupancy = $400 staff perdiem/parking/bag fee/gas = $100. So 1.5k per staff = 9k. So 6k left. 2 coordinators lodging/air/perdiem = 600 per = 1.2k no stipend is given. 10.2k total so far... then you have camp shirts/stickers/hats/lanyards/thumb drives, etc... $20 per camper = $600. Conference room rental space = $400 as well as tech cost $800 (projectors, screen, video, gopros, camera, either rented or bought and chopped over 5 year cycle). 12k now. Staff shirts/hats/pull overs. 2 shirts 1 pull over 1 hat every 3 years.. with embrodery is 150 per staff. $900/3 = $300 per year. 12.3 then website hosting/ webdesign/llc cost = $800. So 13.1k and then we have paypals fee of 3% on the 15k = 450 + 20 per month service fee = $690. Giving us a grand total of 13.8k in cost. total net profit is 1.2k for a camp. So the question is would you run a camp for this much $$$? I'm surprised more camp owners don't charge a hell of alot more. But they want to cover cost to give back for the passion. So the real question should be what are you willing to give to gain the knowledge/skills/evaluations/network that they provide? If you want cheaper camps they are out there and they can be extremely good. I know when I went to my last camp I took 10 days off work went to both camps provided paid for a single room and the two day layover plus my airfare. Food all in was around $2k minus the ppl I lost out of my bank. But it changed my life and my career. Camps are an amazing vehicle to showcase both good and bad. They can give you honest feedback and make you look in a mirror really quickly. I come on here and I see guys talk about a $500 nike mask or 1k power, but no one invests. CEU are needed in every profession and even more so in ours. Good enough is not good enough! Put your foot on the gas and go get what you want. If its not at your local association then go outside of that. Go outside of your region, state, hell country if it means getting what you want and loving/learning the game. Expand the brotherhood and dont' put a pricetag on it! Ok I'll get off my soapbox now. So.... Yea.... it all depends. Your mileage may very.
  2. 2 points
    Dremel and then sand down the edges
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    I've gotten a few emails/messages the past few months who have noticed my absence and even recently through hurricane Florence. I am fine, actually I'm doing pretty damn well In February I started a new job, which I love to death, but it is extremely time consuming straight through virtually the entirety of baseball season. I am a Director of a water park near my home. It is an absolute blast! But as I said things start picking up here in April and run straight through September. I generally work 6/12 hr days and at peak times even more. The trade-off is October through March things run at a different pace. This year I worked 3 D-II games (Would have had a lot more but we had a lot of rain) And 3 HS Games. (Same story with the rain...) So there wasn't a lot of baseball for me this past season. I'm going to attempt to do more in 2019. As for hurricane Florence, I'm in Northeast NC. So it was a non-event for us. We have had a few flooding issues in the area as the rains make it downstream to the coast here, but when it made landfall we maybe got an inch of rain and a few high wind gusts. But I was very lucky, some earlier models had it initially making landfall not too far from here and we would be in the same situation our friends in the Wilmington area are going through now. I do thank those who reached out to me with their concern. I have some plans for the site (as I always do) but the difference is coming up shortly I will have the time to actually follow through. SO stay tuned.
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    I'm pretty sure I have a small dremel with a grinding and sanding option.
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    Well, you have 2 Nike’s now. You may as well do 1 of them
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    BUMP!! Published on Sep 19, 2018 @Scott K & @JimKirk give the details how Ump-Attire.com is going to make a donation from a percentage of sales on September 20th. All money raised will go to the American Red Cross. Folks - If you haven't viewed this yet............and ESPECIALLY if you need any gear.........please view this now!
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    The DISH: Hurricane Florence Relief Donation (Episode 3) View the full article
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    You forgot about the ball unraveling ala the bugs bunny cartoon.
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    I was thinking of getting my Nike Ti powder coated and I found a local shop down the road 3 miles from me . I called “local guy” up last week for a quote and he said bring it in and I can do it for $15 per mask or 2 masks for $20. Dropped my Nike and Wilson Ti off on Monday and picked them up this afternoon. Pretty happy with the investment.
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    I locked the "Ask the Umpire" Tracking thread so we can continue the discussion here.
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    Duplicate thread. See "Mechanics" to continue the discussion.
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    What I'm taking from this, is that we need to enlist the US Marines to make these for us.
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    It seemed like a good idea at the time. OR That sounded a lot better in my head. OR If I knew then what I know now...
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    Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.
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    The DISH: Naming Rights & Affiliations/Sponsorships (Episode 2) View the full article
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    If you are working 12U, look for strikes. The kids need to learn to swing the bat. If it's a hittable pitch, call it. Hitters will adjust or not. As for the groans, eff em. As you describe it, letters are a strike, esp in 12U. Call strikes, you'll start to see your games flow better. Good luck.
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    @hckyosgood30 What you stated above is the reason I couldn't go through with my plan with an Umpire-Empire series of camps. Not that I'm looking to become a millionaire out of it, but I just can't afford to lose money on the venture.
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