Just a few weeks remain until the school year comes to a close, and many parents are planning their children’s summer activities.
FCA is in the planning stages too, and is excited about its upcoming Camps season. The 2018 Camps theme of “Strong” is based on the Bible verse from 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful” (NLT). “Strong” focuses on the fact that believers serve a strong God, and His followers are called to be like Him in every area of their lives—including sports.
“God calls us to be solid in our faith, to fight the good fight with perseverance, and surround ourselves with a firm support system in order to finish strong,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson.
Nearly 375 Camps around the country are already planned in a variety of sports, from archery and baseball to volleyball and wrestling—and nearly every sport in between.
“Since 1956, FCA Camps have been bringing life-changing impact to hundreds of thousands of coaches and athletes,” Williamson added. “In fact, an FCA Camp changed my life. While spring just recently arrived, we are already looking forward to summer, when coaches, athletes and teams will be pushed, stretched and challenged to grow in their sport and in their relationship with Jesus Christ through upwards of 800 Camps nationwide and around the world.”
Year after year, FCA Campers return home rejuvenated in both their favorite sport and in their spirit:
“FCA Camp has been the greatest experience of my life! Anyone who has not gone to FCA Camp is missing out on one great experience.”
“I’m athletically faster in my sport and spiritually stronger with God.”
“God challenged my faith this weekend at Camp. Thankful for this chance to grow in my faith.”
“Another Camp in the books and I’m still amazed at the power of the Spirit. Jesus touched so many lives at Camp, including mine!”
“After this Camp, I want to be known as the kid who loves Jesus, not just the wrestler.”
FCA Camps take the best attributes of an athletic-focused camp and a spiritual-focused camp and combine them into an athletic/spiritual experience like none other. FCA Camps also remove athletes and coaches from the routine of their sport, job or community and place them into an exciting, healthy, athletic environment that allows them to pursue their passion for sport and see Christ’s passion for them.
Throughout the summer of 2017, 9,417 coaches and athletes made first-time commitments to Christ, and 10,997 recommitted their lives to Christ.
Competitors who want to reach their potential through comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training can attend a variety of Camps, including Coaches, Sports, Leadership, Power, Partnership, Team and International Camps.
Visit FCACamps.org to search a Camp by zip code, state, sport, type of Camp or age range.
2018 Strong Hype Video from FCA on Vimeo.