A Lifetime of Lessons to Learn at Camp Friendship

Camp Friendship, a sleep away camp in Palmyra, Virginia, is all about making the most of your summer! While you’re having the best summer of your life, you will also learn unforgettable lessons that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Here’s a list of just a few of the lessons you can take home with you from Camp Friendship.

1. Get out of your comfort zone and try new things- summer is the chance to explore your interests. At Camp Friendship, there are plenty of activities that allow you to try something you’d never thought you’d do before- who knows, you might end up loving it! From a wide variety of sports to arts, Camp Friendship will always have a new activity to participate in!

2. Friendship- Summer camps can build true friendships that will last a lifetime! Spending time with others that enjoy similar activities is a great way to strengthen the bond of friendship. We are Camp Friendship after all!

3. Things aren’t as bad as they seem – be happy with the basics! Get away from the materialistic life. Campers will learn how to enjoy themselves and build strong friendships without staring into a cell phone or computer screen the entire time!

4. The value of time- Sadly, summer passes in the blink of an eye. Time goes by quickly so don’t forget to spend every moment enjoying it. Cherishing the moments spent at Camp Friendship will get you through the long year until you come back!

5. Dedication- You can’t be the winning team if the entire team doesn’t put forth the effort and work together. Putting the team first and helping those on your team succeed teaches the true value of dedication.

Get excited for Summer 2015, and register for summer camp today! Feel free to contact us with any questions and concerns.

QCV Receives USTA/Mid-Atlantic President’s Award

Charlottesville, Virginia (12/4/2013) – QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia, Inc. (QCV) recently received a President’s Award at the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section (MAS) Awards luncheon at the Westin Dulles Hotel, held in conjunction with the MAS Annual Meeting. Over 250 USTA members attended the event, emceed by Leon Harris, award-winning evening news anchor in Washington, DC. MAS President John Raker presented the award to Lynda Harrill, QCV Vice President, QuickStart Coordinator and Founder.

Raker said, “President’s Awards are only given to recognize those making exceptional contributions to the United States Tennis Association’s mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis. QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia has taken tennis to over 64,000 kids in 136 schools in 22 counties in central and southern Virginia in the last four years. They have pioneered many best practices and led the charge to reach out to formerly underserved areas. They have exposed kids to tennis who would have never had the opportunity to benefit from our lifetime sport. USTA Mid-Atlantic is grateful for their work and tennis contributions.”4PS_5477

Harrill adds, “We are deeply honored to be recognized by USTA Mid-Atlantic for what we have done to grow tennis in formerly underserved rural areas in central Virginia. USTA Mid-Atlantic has also helped us greatly with their financial support. It’s hard to believe over four years have passed since we formed QCV, set out on our mission and made it possible for more than 64,000 kids to learn to play tennis in school today. It’s been a lot of FUN for all, and there’s plenty more FUN to come!”


QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia is an all-volunteer, grassroots Community Tennis Association established in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to promote, develop and grow QuickStart Tennis in 23 counties and one independent city in central Virginia for all beginners, especially underserved youth.

QCV’s Service Area includes Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Nottoway, Orange, Prince Edward, Powhatan and Rappahannock counties and the City of Charlottesville.

Visit QCV at: www.quickstartcentral.org and on Facebook.

Summer Camp in Virginia

There is nothing more memorable for a child than a really great summer camp experience. Camp Friendship is located in breathtaking Palmyra, Virginia and offers a Traditional Sleepover Camp experience. Our summer camp offers a wide variety of activities for children of all ages. The essence of this experience enhances a child’s self esteem, independence and social values in addition to providing wonderful memories which often last a life time. Camper’s develop a sense of accomplishment through the development of new activity skills and cultivate special friendships and enhance personal growth and independence, which is the true essence of the summer camp experience.For more information, contact 1-800-873-3223 or 434-589-8950 or email: info@campfriendship.com