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In My Voice Week Three: FCA Camp Impact

Published on July 16, 2021


Want to get an up-close look at the impact of FCA Camp? Throughout the summer, we’ll be sharing stories and testimonials from campers, Huddle leaders, staff, volunteers and coaches about their time at camp and how God showed up throughout their week.


Gracie and Gloria

Gracie (L) and Gloria (R)

Camp: Black Hills Sports Camp (Spearfish, S.D.)

Campers - Tennis

- Gracie, Jr. from Kelly Walsh HS in Casper, Wy.

- Gloria, Sr. from Mountain View, HS in Loveland, Co.

“We’re here for Christ and our sport.”


Have you been to camp before?

Gracie: This is my first camp. I’m an FCA leader at my high school and knew friends from church who had talked about it. Gloria and I are roommates this week.

Gloria: This is my first camp, too. I’ve been a Huddle leader at school, and I knew Miley (tennis chaplain) from home. I was at a Power Camp last week as a Huddle leader for middle school students and Miley asked if I wanted to come to camp again, this time as a camper.

How has your experience been this week?

Gracie: I really love it. I’ve already learned so much just from the first day! It’s crazy how many people are here, but I get to see so much of the love of Jesus.

Gloria: It’s neat and fun. I really like chapel—I take in a lot and am in awe of how gracious our Lord is and how He’s brought so many people together.



Kellen Chadderdon

Camp: Black Hills Sports Camp (Spearfish, S.D.)

Huddle Leader – Swimmer, Sophomore, University of Wyoming

“I keep coming to camp for the overall experience.”


How long have you been coming to camp?

I’ve been a camper since I was like four years old. My dad is a soccer coach here (Bryan Chadderdon) and he’s been coaching at camp for a long time. This is my first year as a Huddle leader.

What are you looking forward to?

I’m excited to teach kids what I didn’t understand myself when I was younger. I hope to be relatable and show God’s love for others. I love camp, I love sports and being active, and that’s what we’re here for. But ultimately, we’re here to learn about God.

How has camp helped your own faith?

It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I really owned my faith. Before I had relied on my parents’ faith. It was my sophomore year, and at the last night at camp, I felt the Holy Spirit calling me to make my faith my own.



Read other testimonials from FCA Camp participants:

In My Voice: FCA Camp Impact

In My Voice Week Two: FCA Camp Impact