2023 Camp Schedule

Tennis & Life Camps

***TLC will follow guidelines from public health authorities and Gustavus COVID-19 safety protocols for all 2023 summer camps.***
Please click here to see our complete COVID Policy/FAQ Page

2023 DISCOUNTS:

Early Bird Registration Discount ($60 discount) is applied if you register on or before February 28th, 2023. Registration must be paid in full at the time of registration to get the discount. 

Group Discounts (all group members must attend the same camp) apply for the following group sizes: 

  • Group Discount Rate (4-7 campers): -$40
  • Group Discount Rate (8-16 campers): -$60
  • Group Discount Rate (17-25 campers): -$70
  • Group Discount Rate (26+ campers): -$80

You must attend the same camp with your group to get the discount. Full payment upon registration is required to receive the discount. Please contact Calleigh at calleighcarlson@gustavus.edu to set your group reservations!

DISCOUNTS CANNOT BE COMBINED!


Camp Scholarships Available:

Need financial assistance? Apply for a scholarship! Scholarships are available to qualified applicants based on merit and need and will be awarded on a rolling basis. Deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 1st, 2023. Please note: Due to NCAA bylaws, TLC is unable to award scholarships to students between grades 9th-12th. 

TLC 2023 Camp Scholarship Application


Location of Camps
Our camps are located at 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082 on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. Campers will check in/out and stay in Norelius Hall which is on the north side of the campus. All tennis related activities will take place at the Swanson Tennis Center and Brown Outdoor Tennis Courts on the northwestern side of campus. All meals during the time of camp will take place at the Evelynn Young Dining Room found in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center.


Junior Camps

Players of all ability levels are welcome. You receive an individual tennis analysis report, a TLC shirt, a camp photograph, performance awards, and a certificate of attendance. Non-tennis highlights include swimming, a variety show, a dance, and other recreational activities. You return to our supervised dormitory by 9:00 p.m. each evening. Click here for a copy of the Junior Camp schedule. Check-in for Junior camps will be between 2-4pm CST on Monday. Check-out will be after the final program ~1:30/2pm CST on Thursday

Junior Camps (Ages 11-18) - $675 (Includes $100 nonrefundable deposit)
  • June 5th - June 8th
  • June 12th - June 15th
  • June 19th - June 22nd
  • June 26th - June 29th
  • July 6th - July 9th
  • July 10th - July 13th
  • July 24th - July 27th
  • July 31st - August 3rd

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Tournament Players Camp

Advanced players (4.0 to 5.5) who participate in summer USTA tournaments and/or rank at the top of their school team attend. Participants should have a Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) from playing in tournaments, but not required. You are expected to have a reliable spin serve, hit topspin and slice on your groundstrokes, volley and hit overheads comfortably, and sustain long rallies from the baseline. Most drills are player sustained, and emphasis will be placed on match play. Click here for a copy of the Tournament Player Camp schedule. Check-in for Junior camps will be between 2-4pm CST on Monday. Check-out will be after the final program ~1:30/2pm CST on Thursday

Tournament Players Camp (Ages 11-18) - $675 (Includes $100 nonrefundable deposit)
  • July 17th - July 20th (less than 40 spots remaining)

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Adult Camps

Beginners (1.5) through advanced players (5.5) receive intensive tennis training from teachers who adjust their teaching to your present playing and conditioning level. We incorporate more point play drills! Many humorous skits teach and entertain you. Both singles and couples enjoy the informal, friendly, first name environment. A social hour with refreshments and entertainment highlights the final evening. Click here for a copy of the Adult Camp schedule. Check-in for Adults camps will be between 3-5 pm CST on Thursday. Check-out will be after the final program ~1:30/2pm CST on Sunday.

Adult Camps (Ages 18 and up)  - $675 (Includes $100 nonrefundable deposit)
  • June 8th - June 11th (less than 40 spots remaining)
  • June 15th - June 18th
  • June 22nd - June 25th (less than 40 spots remaining)

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Family Camps

Beginners (1.5) through advanced players (5.5) from ages 7 and up attend with other family members. Campers are usually divided into drill groups according to age and ability, but exceptions by request are honored. 10-and-under tennis drills and equipment are used with younger players. Adults participate in up and down the river point play rotations in addition to stroke mechanic-based lessons. Families are usually placed together in off court sessions. Children, parents, and/or grandparents often come together and bring friends with them. Family members stay next to each other in semiprivate dormitory rooms. Non-tennis players may accompany their families and attend off court sessions together. Click here for a copy of the Family Camp schedule. Check-in for Family camps will be between 3-5 pm CST on Thursday. Check-out will be after the final program ~1:30/2pm CST on Sunday.

Family Camps (Ages 7 and up) - $675 (Includes $100 nonrefundable deposit)
  • July 13th - July 16th 
  • July 27th - July 30th
  • August 3rd - August 6th

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Retreat Camps

TLC has three "I Have a Name" retreat camps which occur throughout the school year where we bring together six groups of four students and one chaperone (30 total campers) from rural and city organizations. Middle school players of all ability levels are welcome. You receive a TLC shirt, a camp photograph, and a certificate of attendance. Non-tennis highlights include exploring personal identities in such a way as to become aware of race and gender privilege in the world; explore the intersectionality of race, religion, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, economic status, etc.; and explore how to practice the Three Crowns of positive attitude, full effort, and good sportsmanship as a tool to change unequal systems and build bridges to those who may be outwardly different from us.

Camps are fully funded by scholarships from TLC donors and are TLC invitation only.

If you would like to learn more, visit our Retreat Camp page.


What to bring?

First time coming to camp and not sure what to bring? Check this list out!