Camp C.O.P.E.S. (Children Optimizing Personal Experience Through Sports) is a summer basketball camp that includes two leagues—one for ages 12 to 14, and one for ages 15 to 18. Created in 2005, Camp COPES started as a 3-on-3 tournament and has grown to a full basketball league, which impacts 150-200 children each year.
The goal of Camp C.O.P.E.S. is to provide an outlet for children to be part of something constructive and represent something bigger than themselves. They learn life-long lessons provided by the experience of team sports: teamwork, discipline, respect, goal-setting, dealing with adversity to accomplish those goals and, most importantly, leadership.