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Camp David Kids Pickleball Camp
August 20 - September 24

Sessions will begin on August 20th and run until September 24th for a duration of 6 weeks. Lessons occur on Tuesdays from 6-7pm. Each child would be responsible to bring: racket, water bottle, and a towel. Please email Jennifer Terry: to secure a limited spot. 


$150 cost per student can be paid by venmo on or before the first class on August 6th: 


The cost will cover reservation of the pickleball court, instructor fee, and Camp David Pickle Kid uniform t-shirt.


Students will learn rules, terms, and basic skills. Warm up drills will assist with endurance and kids will begin to play games with 4 people on the court. 


  • Sessions: August 20th - September 24th

  • Duration: 6 weeks

  • Time: Tuesdays from 6-7pm


What to Bring:

  • Racket

  • Water bottle

  • Towel





  • $150 per student

  • Payment via Venmo on or before August 20th


What’s Included:

  • Reservation of the pickleball court

  • Instructor fee

  • Camp David Pickle Kid uniform t-shirt


What You’ll Learn:

  • Rules, terms, and basic skills of pickleball

  • Warm-up drills for endurance

  • Game play with 4 people on the court

Get to know Coach Angie:

In a world where screens often steal the show, I'm here to bring kids back to the joy of real-life fun that lasts a lifetime! Pickleball isn't just a game; it's a fantastic way to boost mental health and wellness. My goal is to teach kids a sport that helps them escape the digital world and discover endless excitement on the court for the rest of their lives.


Hey there! My name is Angie Parkhouse, and I’m super excited to be the pickleball coach at this year’s Camp David Pickle kids camp! I’ve been practicing pickleball for about four years now, and let me tell you, it’s an absolute blast! I live in Drip and play mostly at the YMCA.


Back in my college days, I was a camp counselor, which means I’ve got a black belt in fun having. I absolutely love working with kids and connecting them with sports. Pickleball is awesome because you can play it anywhere, anytime, and it brings every walk of life together on the court. Pickleball isn’t just a sport; it’s a magical game that teaches courtesy, inclusion and is full of camaraderie.


You don’t need to be a superstar athlete; you just need a smile and a willingness to have fun. Plus, it’s super social so you make tons of new friends! I can’t wait to see all the fantastic moves your kids will bring to the court. Let’s get ready to paddle, rally, and laugh our way through an awesome camp!

Our Pickleball Principles:

  • Pickles are Positive: Encourage and cheer for each other.

  • Pickles are Proactive: Take initiative and keep the area clean.

  • Pickles are Punctual: Arrive on time and leave on time.

  • Pickles are Powerful: Learn new skills and improve.


Why Pickleball?
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in America. It’s a fun, cost-effective, and relaxed way for kids to engage in physical activity and make new friends.

For more information, contact Jennifer Terry:

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