For many young children, Grand Kids Academy is their first chance to try on a glove, identify their throwing hand, run the bases, and play as part of a team

headquartered out of Curtis Granderson Stadium at the University of Illinois - Chicago

Grand Kids Academy runs programs in parks and stadiums from coast to coast, inviting children to experience the great game of baseball while learning new skills and spending quality time with professional athlete mentors.


In 2017, 24,280 children safely played baseball at Grand Kids Academy camps and facilities.


More than 86 percent of children that take part in our Grand Kids All Star Camp continue to play baseball as part of the Chicago Parks District summer programming.


Since it’s inception, we’ve provided more than 10,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to in-need communities across the US.

experiences that last a lifetime

GKA connects baseball with math & science

to help children develop a lifelong appreciation for both fitness and learning. GKA Campers are prepared for success in life through mentorship, coaching, baseball skills training, educational activities and leadership development opportunities.

Grand Kids Academy programs are free to join. Join our mailing list to hear first about camps in your area.


Curtis Granderson Stadium Info




May 4, 1996
Renovated, 2014

Children safely played ball in 2017​