Growing up in Montgomery as a youth there were no free athletic camps for youth in the inner city to attend. While in the NFL, Henry Tellis stated, "I will do one as soon as I can create the opportunity." A year later Camp P.R.I.D.E was founded in 2009. The name has a special meaning. Henry Tellis remembered his senior year in high school when Roger Shultz, his new offense line coach, told the guys that they did not have any pride. It was at that point that he took it as his "Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence."
Camp P.R.I.D.E is a camp designed to encourage young people of Montgomery and surrounding areas to take a personal assessment of their lives and to allow them the opportunity to understand how important character and physical health are to their success. Camp P.R.I.D.E plant seeds of hope and equip the participants with the tools that are essential in striving for excellence by offering teamwork, goal setting, and various relay competitions. The camp allows the participants the opportunity to spend time with local mentors, college athletes, high school coaches, college coaches, and professional athletes while offering a memorable learning experience.