FCA Girls Basketball Camp - June 4 - 6 - Bryan College - Dayton, TN
The camp was held June 4-6 at Bryan College in Dayton, TN, and high school teams from all over the Southeast were able to compete against one another to practice their skills. Also included were assemblies and small group sessions designed to help athletes deal with real life issues, achieve excellence, and be successful, committed athletes and young women. A christian collegiate athlete served as a mentor to each team. There was also a coaches’ fellowship time each evening. Camp attendees received a camp T-shirt, FCA Athlete Bible, and a lanyard.
Below are highlights from the week:
"FCA camp meant a lot to me. It helped me understand the bad things in my life and how to fix them. I loved huddle time because it really bonded our team. This camp has inspired me to read the Bible more." -- Hope
"I had so much fun at the camp. I loved how it helped the team bond and get to know personal things about each other that we never would have learned without it. I liked the chapel time and the activities like painting the candle holders. I will become different by realizing how important church is and start going with a purpose."
"I learned more about how God is always there and will be there for me even through my worst times. Chapel and Huddle time were probably my favorite part of the whole experience. I will definitely read the Bible more and learn from it and work on the sins or struggles that I struggle with." -- Faith.
"The camp became another outlet to just learn about Jesus and connect more with God. I really liked the L.O.G (Lady of God) time we had before worship on the second night. I’ve changed because I’ve begun to read my Bible more each day and just pray more and talk to God. Overall, I would go back to the camp in a heartbeat and it helped our team to connect!" -- Victoria
"FCA camp was really fun and I wish I would’ve been able to go more than just my senior year. My favorite part was being able to come together as a team and put drama aside while we were in chapel and playing games. I definitely will look at people from a different perspective and not be so quick to judge."
"FCA camp has always meant a lot to me. Five years ago, I was a new Christian and it enabled me to step out of my comfort zone and grow spiritually as a huddle leader. I love the way that FCA uses sports as a platform to reach young individuals who may never get the chance to hear about God. I loved seeing our girls give their lives to Christ or rededicate their lives and see how they bonded during that time. I personally will be different from a coaching perspective. My first purpose in coaching is to be a light for Christ in how I live and also be bold in sharing with my team/individuals. However, I felt the past year I got so caught up in coaching that my boldness in speaking up and sharing the gospel slipped. Being at FCA camp with my team allowed me to recognize and refocus on what truly is important in these girls' lives." -- Shelby Campbell, assistant coach