13th Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp next week

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The 13th annual Brewton-area Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Kids Camp will take place June 18-21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the T.R. Miller campus.

The FCA Camp is designed to help give children who have completed first through sixth grade an opportunity for a Christian camp experience that balances athletic competition and character/ integrity development with the message of Jesus Christ.

The theme for the 2018 camp is “Inside/Out” and is based on Romans 12:2: The camp is staffed by high school and college athletes and coaches. All students will need to bring a sack lunch each day. Water will be provided.
Camp director Randy Winton described the camp as giving kids the opportunity to participate in different sports, while learning about the message of Jesus Christ through all aspects of life. “When kids are loved and encouraged and see Christ in those around them, they feel safe and enjoy the experience of FCA Camp. Every kid who walks on this campus for camp should leave knowing, at the very least, that they matter and that there is a Savior who loves them deeply.”

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The main idea of the camp is building character and being an example. At the end of the week, each Huddle Group recognizes someone who has exhibited those characteristics taught by the FCA with an award for being its “Camper of the Week.”  The camp ends with the much-anticipated “Wild Tiger Relay.”

Several years ago, the camp awarded the first Jim Hayes Award to the sixth grader who has been an example of the spirit of FCA and all it stands for over his/her years coming to the Brewton FCA Kids Camp.

The Jim Hayes Award will be given again this year to a sixth-grade camper at the end of the camp. To be eligible for this prestigious award, a sixth grader has to have attended this camp at least three years and exemplified the pillars of being a Christian athlete and what FCA stands for. Winton said locally the camp averages 80 kids and it’s growing. For more information or if you need a camp brochure to register, contact Randy Winton, First Baptist Church youth pastor, at 867-5769 (FBC Brewton) or 363-0429.