What makes CVTC unique as a tennis camp?
CVTC has given children a great tennis experience for over 45 years. We've been picked numerous times by Tennis Magazine as one of the top tennis camps in the country. We, Steve Proulx, Susan and Aimee Reeder, are the Owners and Directors of CVTC, and we own and built the camp and our homes on our beautiful 38-acre site expressly for summer camp use. The only people here are the campers and staff. Sportsmanship is the cornerstone of our program. Our one-week sessions are 7 days and six nights; our two-week sessions are 14 days and 13 nights. We have an excellent tennis program and a wide array of off court activities. CVTC is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).
What is the significance of being accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)?
The ACA sets professional standards for the Summer Camp Industry, and their Accreditation is the benchmark of excellence. CVTC is proud to be an ACA Accredited camp, your assurance that:
- We offer a solid foundation of superior health, safety and quality programming
- We comply with up to 300 health, safety, program and staff quality standards
- We have proven accountability, credibility and commitment
- We have gone to great lengths, been thoroughly evaluated and passed all tests with flying colors!
What are the levels of the players at camp?
From beginning to advanced tournament players – there are 10 separate tennis groups of 4-6 campers grouped by level of experience and age
How much tennis do the campers play?
3 one hour lessons (either at 9am, 11am and 1pm or at 10am, noon, and 2pm) and a one set match each day; campers can play more than that if they wish
How do you put the campers into tennis groups?
We, the Directors, go over the parent and camper questionnaires prior to the start of a session; we observe the campers playing on the courts following dinner on the opening day, and we then put them into groups; on Monday morning we observe the groups, consult with the counselors, and make moves to create the best possible groups
How do you decide the daily matches the campers play?
We, the Directors, put the campers onto teams on the first day and then set up the matches based on each camper’s level of play and experience. Our goal is to get competitive matches where scores are likely to be 6-4 or 7-5 or 7-6. We believe close competition drives the most improvement for both players. Each day we evaluate all the matches to determine the best matches for the following day. During a session campers will play both singles and doubles, and they can request more than one match each day.
How many campers are there in a session?
52, equally split between girls and boys
Who teaches the lessons?
The counselors. We, the Directors, hire counselors who are playing college tennis and are experienced with teaching and caring for children, and most importantly, are great role models. Prior to the arrival of the campers, we have a four-day training period to prepare our counselors. We’ve developed all the lesson plans and teaching manuals for our counselors; we run the daily morning meeting with on court demos, and we are very hands on working with our counselors every day.
What else do the campers do other than play tennis in the daytime?
They can choose, and are not required to do, any of the following: ropes course, archery, pool, hot tub, arts and crafts, extra tennis, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, fooz ball, board games, conditioning, reading, resting
What happens after dinner?
Every night we have all camp planned evening activities in which all campers participate
How do you determine room groups?
By age – girls in girls rooms and boys in boys rooms; most rooms have 7 campers and 1 counselor on 4 bunkbeds; a few rooms have 3 campers and 1 counselor on 2 bunkbeds
Can my child make roommate requests?
You can make up to 2 roommate requests. In order to ensure roommate requests, BOTH campers must request one another and be no more than one grade apart.
Can you combine sessions?
Yes; there is an additional $100 fee for a camper who stays and we care for them from Saturday noon until check in for the new session on Sunday
Can you attend one week of a two-week session?
Yes, if you pay the full two-week session tuition fee. Our one week session dates are available here.
How many people work at camp daily?
3 Owners/Directors; 8 senior counselors; 4 counselors; 4 kitchen staff
Do you do background checks of your staff?
Yes. We contract with Intellicorp to do background checks of each member of our staff. Part of their check includes the National Sex Offender Registry.
What is the return rate of campers and staff?
Around 50% for campers and it varies from 30-50% for staff
Why is CVTC electronics free?
Because of our location, campers unplug from technology at CVTC. We provide a landline phone starting on Wednesday afternoon for campers to make and receive calls. Phone cards are avaialble in the pro shop for campers wanting to make long distance calls. We also offer one-way email for parents to be able to write emails that are printed off and given to the campers. Parents are welcome to send letters and care packages through the mail, and campers will be sending postcards and letters home the same way. Parents can always call the Office to talk to Susan, Steve or Aimee about any questions or concerns.
What day does a session begin and what time do we arrive?
Sunday with arrival between 2 and 4pm
When does a session finish, and what happens on that day?
Saturday, sample lessons for families to view between 9 and 10 with a graduation of all campers between 10 and 11, then departure
Are parents allowed to come watch their campers play during the session?
No, we have a closed campus; parents, families and friends can meet the staff and tour the facility on the check in and graduation days
What is included in the tuition?
Housing, all meals, all instruction, camp t shirt, camp photo, all off court activities, all evening activities. Our two-week sessions include all weekend activities with Sunday spent in Carmel and at the beach.
What costs are not included in the tuition?
Camper laundry done once a week in a two-week session (around $14), snack or pro shop purchases, spending money in Carmel for a two-week session
Do you have a camp nurse?
Yes, she reviews the medical information on all campers prior to a session and is here on our opening day to check in all campers. She oversees our Camp Infirmary and the camp staff who have daily responsibilities for the Infirmary.
What is the cancellation policy?
Those made prior to April 1 will receive a refund less the $300.00 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations, for any reason, made after April 1 will receive a refund, less the $300.00 deposit, only if the space can be filled by the Camp. If the space cannot be filled by the Camp, no refund will be made. We highly recommend the purchase of tuition insurance. TravMark is a company that provides tuition insurance: https://www.aplusplans.com/consumer/portal/CVTC22