Life Serve Youth Foundation offers the first overnight tennis camp in the United States that provides exceptional training and personal development opportunities for youth with limited financial resources. Life Serve’s 14-day transformative experience is for passionate kids, aged 12 to 17, who have a demonstrated potential for tennis. This competitive sport, a natural camp setting, well-rounded instruction, and integration into the Life Serve community are catalysts for growth.
“World-class support, talented youth, and high expectations are our formula for success. Our goal is for kids to build up enough internal resources,” states Adam Slone, Life Serve founder, “to not just become strong, personally, but to experience a new world in which they can accomplish whatever they put their minds to.”
Boys and girls from New York City and Boston to the Albany Capital Region, including the rural areas, will be invited for camp, running from August 13 - 27, 2017. What’s the cost to campers? Zero for the camp itself. Families are asked to contribute a $100 registration fee earmarked for the Life Serve Give Back Program, an innovative component that teaches campers about the values of generosity and community. Of course, no child is turned away due to financial circumstances, so this fee can be reduced or waived for those who request it.
Using tennis as a tool, Life Serve will provide a total mind, body and spirit experience for 80 campers this summer. What can the campers expect from Life Serve? Fresh air, healthy food, top tennis instruction, new friends, and a year-round community.
From the basketball court to the soccer field, the tennis court to the swimming pool, sports are the ultimate classroom for athletic kids. Through sports they learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, respect for rules and for each other, and how to win with class and lose with dignity.
“Sports are a powerful tool in today’s society to help children develop positive character traits and life values,” says Greg Bach of the National Alliance for Youth Sports. “No other place affords them the opportunity to soak up as many quality values.”