Lobs & Lessons Summer Program

2017 Summer Dates: June 26 - July 28

Lobs & Lessons Sumer Camps offer tennis, swimming, outdoor adventure games and healthy lifestyle activities for rising 1st through 9th graders. Children will meet new friends, learn how to make healthy snacks and spend time learning about their future. The camp will teach QuickStart Tennis (QST) and is designed for new or beginner tennis players. All camps will include sports and games from around the world featuring music, food and culture.

All camp activities, except swimming, will take place at the Mary and Frances Youth Center. Participants will swim every day indoors at the Cary Street gym next to the Mary and Frances Youth Center. 

Camp Details

Cost: $199 per week

Daily Schedule:

8:45 – 9 a.m. – Drop off
9 – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Teambuilding
10:30 a.m. – Noon – Tennis Skills Stations
Noon– 12:30 p.m. – Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Indoor Activity (Art, Nutrition, Career Exploration)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Tennis Games
2:30 – 4 p.m. – Swimming
4 p.m. – Pick up

Mini LOBsters

This full day summer camp for rising 1st and 2nd graders will be active and fun! This age group will use 36' tennis courts and foam balls to learn tennis. Agility, balance and coordination activities will help build skills important for any sport. Youth will not only learn tennis, but participate in daily teambuilding games and swimming at the Cary St. Gym. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, with a daily enrichment activity after lunch that explores nutrition and careers!

Lil’ LOBsters

This full day summer camp for rising 3rd and 4th graders will engaging and interactive! This age group will use 36' tennis courts and red felt balls to learn tennis. Agility, balance and coordination activities will help build skills important for any sport. Youth will not only learn tennis, but participate in daily teambuilding games and swimming at the Cary St. Gym. Breakfast and lunch are provided, with a daily enrichment activity after lunch that explores nutrition and careers!

Jr. LOBsters

This full day summer camp for rising 5th and 6th graders will have it all! This age group will use 36' and 60' tennis courts with orange balls to learn tennis. The short court skills stations will help youth learn technique and control, transitioning to the 60’ courts for point play and games. Youth will learn all the basic tennis shots and then put them into practice during point and match play. Youth will not only learn tennis, but participate in daily teambuilding games and swimming at the Cary St. Gym. Breakfast and lunch are provided, with a daily enrichment activity after lunch that explores nutrition and careers!

Top LOBsters

This full day summer camp for rising 7th through 9th graders will have it all! This age group will use 60' and 78' tennis courts with orange and green balls to learn tennis. The 60’ skills stations will help youth learn technique and control, transitioning to full courts for point play and matches. Youth will learn all the basic shots in tennis, practice playing points and learn singles and doubles strategy. Youth will not only learn tennis, but participate in daily teambuilding games and swimming at the Cary St. Gym. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, with a daily enrichment activity after lunch that explores nutrition and careers!

Young Aces: Golf & Tennis Camp

Lobs & Lessons is teaming up with the First Tee of Richmond to bring a combination golf and tennis camp for rising 3rd through 5th graders! Youth will start their day at the First Tee of Richmond, where they will learn various golf techniques and participate in interactive games. After lunch, youth will be transported to the Mary and Frances Youth Center to round out their day with tennis and swimming. As a reminder, parents will need to drop off and pick up in different locations for this camp.

Camp will not be held on July 4.

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Summer Programs are supported by VCU Recreational Sports and VCU University Relations.

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