BALL Summer Camp was founded in 2006 by Scott Bonzell, a veteran Oakland Little League coach, and his wife, Debbie.
They have three sons and are active in a variety of local school and sports organizations.
Scott and Debbie have recruited some of the finest young players to grace East Bay diamonds in recent years to
be part of the camp staff. Many staffers have been recognized for their achievements on the ball field, and are
current or former players at Berkeley High, Bishop O'Dowd, Head-Royce, Piedmont, Oakland Tech, Skyline and
St. Mary's high schools. All have demonstrated proficiency, patience and a passion for sharing their baseball
knowledge and love of the game with younger players.
BALL Camp's on-site supervisor is Jared Crayton-Thomas. An East Bay native who is a baseball enthusiast and
accomplished ball player himself, Jared is a seasoned youth instructor and coach with experience in the Berkeley High
baseball program. Now a veteran member of BALL Camp's management team, Jared is well respected by
campers and staffers alike and is the glue that keeps our operation running smoothly every single day.
Registrar Jeni Paltiel is an experienced customer service person and frequent school and community volunteer.
She knows the ins and outs of registration and camper dynamics both as a co-founder of the online registration tool
Sportability and as a mom of three athletes and campers of her own.
Scott and Debbie Bonzell