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Summer camps are cool.

Baseball camps are even better and the William Carey Crusaders might have the coolest one around.

"Well, if you want to have some fun and be exposed to baseball in a setting where you're not going to stand in line all day, you're going to get a lot of swings and get a lot of repetition and it's the whole experience," Crusaders head coach Bobby Halford said.

"It's the fun experience of being around your friends and just having a good time and that's what it's all about."

Camper Rad Patterson said, "It's been really fun you know. We had a big scrimmage at the end and it's been really fun."

"This is my 4th time at the camp and it's always fun. Coach Halford is really nice and all the other players that are helping out."

Halford has been involved in baseball camps at the school for close to 30 years.

"I've done this ever since I started as a GA. This camp is one of the longest running camps. It was already here when I got here."

"It's fun watching these kids, because years later you look up and they're playing for somebody and they're doing a good job. Some of them are playing pro ball."

Camp participant, John Runnels, said, "I think it's really generous of him to come out here and take time away from practicing and stuff just to help us."

But in the end Patterson said the simple things bring the most joy.

"I like at the end when we do the big slip-and-slide and I also like when we scrimmage at the end."

"It's fun to hit in the indoor facility and I also like going to the cafeteria and eating."