Alex Rodriguez gave Tyler Hill campers the experience of a lifetime, kicking off the annual Color War at the Pennsylvania camp.

“As anyone who’s ever been to summer camp knows, camp is all about once-in-a-lifetime experiences you’ll never forget as long as you live,” said Tyler Hill Camp owner and director Andy Siegel. “Nothing is more true to that than having one of the best baseball players in history break out our Color War.”

With all eyes on A-Rod, the former Yankees slugger preached about the importance of teamwork.

“I’ve always wanted to be a world champion, and played for almost 25 years, and what I learned, it takes the entire group, connected thinking one way and that’s the winning way, and that made us a world champion in 2009,” Rodriguez, 42, said of the Bronx Bombers’ title.

Siegel also praised Rodriguez for the example he set for the campers.

“The theme of Tyler Hill’s summer has been ‘Choose Gratitude,’ and Alex Rodriguez is a great role model who has been living these words through his charitable works and foundations,” he said. “Our campers not only cheered for A-Rod the Yankee, but also his amazing, positive message. My partner Jay Jacobs, from Timber Lake Camp, and I couldn’t be prouder to introduce A-Rod to each of our camps.”

Additional reporting by Samantha Donsky

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