Summer

Camp

SUMMER CAMP

Buddy Up Summer Camp is designed to provide our Athletes an additional opportunity to develop their tennis skills, while experiencing new activities, ranging from sports to the arts. We provide a weeklong, half-day camp for Athletes ages 10 and over to learn, grow, and explore, with the support of Coaches, volunteer Buddies, and Camp Directors.

Each day of Buddy Up Summer Camp is comprised of 30 minutes of fitness, 60 minutes of professional tennis instruction followed by a 15 minute snack break for Athletes to develop a relationship with their Buddies and/or Coaches. Then, Athletes and Buddies participate in 60 minutes of alternative instruction which could consist of any of the following activities:

Acting Classes
Arts & Crafts
Dance
Martial Arts
Music Therapy
Science Experiments
Soccer
STEM Activities
Team Building Games
Zumba

The remainder of camp is used as a time to reflect using guided questioning in their personal journals provided to them each day. Athletes will be given 10 minutes to document their daily activities and set a goal for the following day. On a daily basis, Athletes will spend the last 5 minutes of camp sharing their journal with their parent, guardian and/or caretaker prior to leaving camp. This time serves as an additional opportunity for Athletes to work on their expressive communication skills.

Having the opportunity to work with our Athletes for five consecutive days during the summer was amazing! Not only were the Athletes enjoying themselves, but they were also getting 3 hours of fun physical activity each day. As a Coach, I really valued the progression of the curriculum, and how we could truly track the Athletes’ progress over the five days of the camp.

– Allison (Coach)

I loved summer camp. I love seeing my friends Maria and Rian. Zumba was my favorite. I like dancing and I like to paint and sing. Snack time was awesome to eat with my friends and Buddies. I want to go again next year.

– Angelina (Athlete)

I absolutely love Buddy Up Tennis Camp!  I’ve volunteered at camp 2 times now and camp gets better each year.  The connections I’ve built at camp with Athletes and Buddies will continue well beyond camp.  The mix of tennis and other activities leads to a successful week of learning and fun.

– Sarah (Buddy)

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Participate

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Instruct

Become an Athlete
  • Join a team
  • Improve motor skills
  • Enhance coordination
  • Grow emotionally
  • Build friendships
Become a Buddy
  • Grow personally
  • Make a difference
  • Connect and give back
  • Be a role model
  • Meet new people
Become a Coach
  • Lead a team
  • Make a difference
  • Teach adaptive tennis
  • Inspire athletes
  • Share your passion

Get Involved

Participate

Become an Athlete
  • Join a team
  • Improve motor skills
  • Enhance coordination
  • Grow emotionally
  • Build friendships

Volunteer

Become a Buddy
  • Grow personally
  • Make a difference
  • Connect and give back
  • Be a role model
  • Meet new people

Instruct

Become a Coach

Become a Coach
  • Lead a team
  • Make a difference
  • Teach adaptive tennis
  • Inspire athletes
  • Share your passion