Arrival Day – Sunday: Arrival time is between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.*
If you are bringing your child to camp, you may just drop them off, and it’s also fine to help them get settled and then tour the camp area. Generally, it’s best to stay no longer than an hour and no later than 4:00 so that your camper can begin to acclimate to camp.
If you need to schedule an early or late arrival, please contact us at least two weeks before the session begins.
Departure Day – Saturday: *
9:00 – 10:00 – Group lessons for parents’ viewing
10:00 – Graduation
11:15 – Departure from Camp
*Please do not bring dogs or other pets to camp. Thanks!
We want to make your child’s stay at Camp the best possible. If you have concerns prior to or while your child is at Camp, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office at 831.659.2615 during the day (9am-6pm) to speak with Susan, Steve or Aimee; they are happy to talk with you. Staff members do not receive calls from camper parents during camp because they are very busy taking care of your child and all the other campers. Counselors are available to talk with you on check in day and at the end of the session.
The medical forms are available through your online account that you access through the Login button at the top of our Home Page.
Should your child become ill at camp and is unable to participate in the normal camp activities for longer than one day, we will contact you to advise you of the steps we’ve taken to alleviate the illness.
Cell phones are not allowed at camp. Campers arriving by plane who will need their cell phone in transit will leave their cell phones in the Office safe during their stay at camp. We choose to have a landline phone at Camp so that campers may call home if they wish, and we make the phone available late afternoon Wednesday of the first week of each session. The phone is then available from 11:00am to 7:00pm every day for the rest of the session. Campers are limited to making or receiving 2 calls per day, with each call limited to 5 minutes. The phone is answered by campers. The phone is free of charge to calls made to any US phone. International calls require a phone card which we have available in the pro shop for $6.00. If you have difficulty reaching your camper, just send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll ask your camper to give you a call.
CVTC is electronics free so that campers and staff have a break from technology. We have found that being “unplugged” at camp encourages social interactions and connections.
We allow single function cameras for campers to use during the session. If it’s powered by a battery, make sure it is fully charged, or bring an extra battery because there won’t be a charging spot for the battery.
Because we are further inland than Carmel and at 1200 feet elevation, we have wider temperature ranges than the coast. Our average maximum and minimum temperatures over the past few summers are as follows: June – 80 and 46; July – 87 and 52; August – 88 and 53. Although it gets warm during the day, the temperature always drops as the sun goes down. It is highly unusual to have rain.
We highly recommend tuition insurance as protection in the event that a camper is unable to attend camp, and TravMark at www.travmark.com provides reasonably priced insurance. See our cancellation policies here. Please let us know if you have questions about the tuition insurance.
Visitors at Camp
Camp is a closed community, and we don’t have visitors at camp. If you need to see your child while Camp is in session, please contact Susan, Steve or Aimee. During the session campers may only leave Camp or a Camp excursion with their parents or guardians.
Camper laundry is done weekly for campers staying two weeks or longer by a local service for a $16.00 fee. Please provide a laundry bag with your camper’s name.
Lost and Found
Carmel Valley Tennis Camp is not responsible for lost or damaged clothing and personal possessions. We discourage campers from bringing expensive items to Camp (clothing, jewelry, etc…). We have a lost and found area that we go through with the campers every afternoon before our Team Tennis meeting and the afternoon before the end of the session.
Places to Sleep and Eat in Carmel and Carmel Valley
– CVTC’s Picks
Carmel Valley – 25-35 minutes from camp – Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce
Places to stay in Carmel Valley area
- Bernardus Lodge – small luxury resort and spa – 831-659-3131
- Carmel Valley Ranch – resort – 831-625-9500
- Carmel Valley Lodge – mid range small motel – 831-659-2261
- Los Laureles Lodge – mid range small motel – 831-659-2233
- Blue Sky Lodge – reasonable rates – 831-659-2256
- Contenta Inn – reasonable rates – (831) 659-2298
- Carmel River Yurt – airbnb
Places to eat in Carmel Valley area
- Cafe Rustica – lunch & dinner – pizza to fresh fish – 831-659-4444
- Lucia- lunch & dinner – bar & grill at Bernardus Lodge – 831-658-3550
- Running Iron – lunch & dinner – old time cowboy saloon, hamburgers, etc. 831-659-4633
- Jerome’s Carmel Valley Market – soup, sandwiches – general market – 831-659-2472
- Wild Goose Bakery Café – breakfast, lunch, coffee bar – 831-659-5052
Places of interest in Carmel Valley area
- Moto Talbott Collection – Motorcycle Museum in the middle of Carmel Valley Village – 831-659-5410
- Garland Regional Park – great hiking – 2 miles west of Carmel Valley Village on Carmel Valley Road
- Local wineries tasting rooms – over 20 tasting rooms in Carmel Valley Village
Carmel – 40 minutes from camp – Carmel Chamber of Commerce
Places to stay in and around Carmel
- Carmel Oceanview Charmer – B&B with a clay court
- Carmel River Inn – reasonable rates – (831) 624-1575
- Carmel Mission Inn– family hotel – 800-348-9090
- Mission Ranch – Carmel historic classic – 800-538-8221
- Horizon Inn and Ocean View Lodge – 831-624-5327
Places to eat in and around Carmel
- Little Napoli – lunch & dinner – fresh Italian – 831-626-6335
- Flying Fish Grill – dinner only – Pacific Rim Seafood – 831-625-1962
- Rio Grill – lunch & dinner – California cuisine – 831-625-6436
- Carmel Bakery – Deli style bakery on Ocean Ave. – 831-626-8885
- Bruno’s Market – small grocery with a great deli for sandwiches – 831-624-3821
- Sea Harvest – lunch & dinner – reasonably priced great fish – 831-626-3626
Monterey – 50 minutes from camp
Places to stay
- Numerous reasonably priced hotels on Munras Avenue
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Fisherman’s Wharf
- Del Monte Center – mall with multiscreen movie theater