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Top 10 Things About Northern Black Hills FCA Sports Camp 2019: Let's Go! (5 min. read)

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Top 10 Things About Northern Black Hills FCA Sports Camp 2019: Let's Go! (5 min. read)

Hello! Welcome to our Wyoming FCA Blog.

written by Lindsey Lawson @llawson@fca.org



We hope that the stories and updates here give you insight into what God is doing in our area through our staff, coaches, athletes and volunteers and help connect our FCA community in our western region as well as statewide, nationally, and even internationally. 


That’s why…


To equip and empower our FCA community in Western and Eastern Wyoming, we would like to share with you in this post our Top Ten List for Things we are pumped about for #SpearfishFCASportsCamp: 


  • To Challenge and Grow Spiritually
  • To Excel in Sport
  • To Build Leaders 
  • To Develop Athletic Skills
  • To Experience Intense Competition 
  • To Fellowship and Worship 
  • To Take a Road Trip 
  • To Hangout at the Campus 
  • To Get Free FCA Merch & Discounts
  • To Share Scholarships


So to Learn about the Top Ten Things we are pumped about FCA Coed Sports Camp in Spearfish keep reading below...

But first watch our FCA 2019 Camp Hype Video.


Okay now for the...

Top Ten Things About FCA Camp in Spearfish 

(That Make Us Pumped)


1. To Challenge and Grow Spiritually 

Sports Camps focus on “Training the Total Athlete,” developing athletes mentally, physically, and SPIRITUALLY. We want week of camp to be the infusion of both athletic and spiritual experiences and encounters with Jesus. 


We see our Sports Camp as an opportunity to do just that.


Personal Growth 

Campers will have a whole week of opportunities to encounter Jesus and clearly hear His call for their lives as student athletes. Daily quiet Time, Team Chapels, and Huddle meetings all play a role in campers' personal and spiritual growth. Even getting to know a new roommate may be one of the many ways a camper's life can change!


Grow with Huddles and Huddle Leader

Campers will also be united together in sport huddles with new teammates. Each huddle will be led by a college Christian athlete who has a passion for Jesus, sports and also a young athlete.  These groups eat meals and worship together. They intensely compete and train together during their time at camp. 

2. To Excel in Sport

FCA sports camps include Sport-Specific camps in which the camper selects one sport for the entire camp experience.  


Our Spearfish FCA camp offers specific instruction and development in your one preferred sport. Check out the options below: 

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse 
  • Soccer
  • Swimming, Tennis
  • Track/Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling


Did you find a sport you want to excel in?  Make sure to pick the one when you register now


3. To Build Leaders

Team Chapels, Huddle meetings, and other events provide campers with Biblical perspectives and resources to overcome obstacles student athletes face in school and on the field.  We want campers to be empowered in their walk with Jesus as they go out to play, serve, and lead on their campus and teams. 


This year we are blessed to have Team Chaplain for the Denver Broncos - Reza Zadeh lead as our Camp Dean! What an amazing testimony he has to share with campers!


FCA Student Athlete Leadership Teams

If you are a student athlete on the Leadership Team, going to camp will be a great way to grow in your leadership skills and learn more about FCA.  If you are a Student Athlete Leader and have not signed up for camp yet, please REGISTER HERE.  And make sure to check out our scholarships as well!


For College Student Leaders 

If you are a college student and want to influence and impact younger student athletes, applying for Camp Huddle Leader Position may be where God wants you this summer. Please prayerfully consider making this important commitment.  


For more information, feel free to reach out to Aaron Frude, our Fellowship of Christian Athletes UW Director or Stacy Frude.   

Basketball Coaches @SpearfishFCASportsCamp "huddled" together in prayer.  

Photo by WY FCA Staff Stacy Frude.

4. To Develop Athletic Skills

Sports Camps serve as a great way to focus on developing athletic skills under highly trained, excellent clinicians, who also love Jesus and are committed to FCA.  Our campers have access to resources and training like no where else in the country!


3D Coaching 

What makes FCA coaches the best around for campers and student athletes?  Fellowship of Christian Athletes believes that the most effective strategy to share the Gospel with coaches and athletes is "to and through the coach."  This means we have laser focus on developing Christian character and values in our coaches, along with the commitment and desire to excel in sport and instruction. 


If you would like to learn more about the amazing Coach's Ministry with FCA, visit our COACHES page or go directly to 3D Coaching site

Wyoming FCA Staff Member, Stacy Frude (on right) with a camp huddle. 

5. To Experience Intense Competition 

Once campers are enrolled into camp and receive their confirmation letter, they may notice that requirements to bring are their own water bottle. Hydration takes priority because FCA SPORTS Camp is INTENSE! 


Our FCA Sports camps provide safe, healthy environments to challenge student athletes in taking their game, their skills, their sports passion to the next level, while at the same time practicing their faith on the fields and off the courts. 


Could there possibly be any more to be excited about Sports FCA Camp this year?! 

Keep scrolling down to read more about our Top Ten!



Other posts you might want to read:

Western Wyoming FCA: 3 Things To Know (2 min. read)

Wyoming FCA: Now Serving 30 Plus Years (3 min. read)




And last but not least top things about FCA Sports camp in 2019....

6. To Fellowship and Worship 

Fun Times 

For Team Chapels, Huddle leaders have been known to do some fun "Ice Breakers" and "Team Builders" for the whole camp on stage or upfront.  Other activities scheduled into the week's event also provide opportunities for campers to connect more. All in all, these times serve as some seriously fun fellowship moments and uniting all campers. 


Making Some Noise 

One of the biggest highlights for camp comes from worship during Team Chapels. Bands that do worship at FCA Camp help prepare our student athletes' hearts for God's call. Plus, the music just rocks!


Watch our camp video from last year.

7. To Take a Road Trip 

We get it. Northern Black Hills Sports camp is a multi-state event, but for Wyoming campers the drive may be far, especially from the Western Area. That is why we are happy to help provide FCA camp bus transportation for campers.  


Bonus, travelling together also serves as an opportunity for campers to get to know each other on this all day trip.


How To Get on the Bus

Feel free to check out the options below for your area or visit HERE. Please note schedules, fees, and sign up process vary for different staff areas:

  

View  Southeast Wyoming FCA Camp Bus Schedule

Download Southeast Wyoming FCA Camp Bus Schedule.pdf


View Western Wyoming FCA Camp Bus Schedule 


Still have questions about transportation? You are always welcome to contact your local staff and they will be happy to help. 

Photo by WY FCA Staff Stacy Frude. 

8. To Hangout out at the Campus

Black Hills State University is located in the beautiful Northern Black Hills of SD. Campers will be staying in the dorms, using fields, courts, and pools for sporting events and instruction.  What a great way to spend a week of summer competing and hanging out at this Campus.  

9. To Get Free FCA Merch and Discounts

Enrollment fees cover all essentials, but you will no doubt want spending money for incidentals and extras such as FCA apparel that will be for sale in the FCA store. This is your one time of the year to purchase FCA merchandise at a Camp discounted price and without shipping costs applied! (Excerpt from Confirmation email/letter) 


As a 2019 CAMP ENROLLEE, campers will receive, upon arrival, camp tee-shirt, lanyard, and a Bible. Just look at the pic above at how cool staff and campers look all FCA geared up! 


Watch this Inspirational Video about Wyoming FCA that was made thanks to the support of visionary givers. 

10. To Share Scholarships

Did you know that FCA depends on the generous gifts of donors to help scholarship student athletes to camp? We are more than happy to help those with financial needs to camp! To apply and find out if you qualify, visit HERE or click/tap on the button below. 


If you would like to DONATE to Wyoming FCA, go HERE. Thank you so much for your support and gifts




There you have it. 

The Top Ten Things we are pumped about Spearfish Sports Camp this summer.


We hope to see YOU there at Northern Black Hills FCA Sports Camp this summer 2019. 




Thank you for reading! 


Will you pray for Wyoming FCA's Potential IMPACT and INFLUENCE:

34,000 Athletes & Coaches        

120 Campuses     

70 Towns


Over the course of 30 plus years, Wyoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes has strengthened and grown to reach every corner of our square state, under Jim Hamilton and his dedicated staff and then, later under Ernie Mecca and his committed team. 


To learn more about the Backstory of Wyoming FCA, click or tap here.




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