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                                        FCA CAmp
                                             2009
FCA TeAm CAmps
Grow Your Team
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FCA CAmps
Around the
WORLD!
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                                 5                    THINGs
                                                      You can expecT aT
                                                        eveRy Fca camp
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                 Sports ~ Team ~ Leadership ~ Power ~ Coaches ~ Partnership ~ International



                            Sign up now at FCACAMPS.org or call 866.269.2267
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                    when it comes to
               your game and your
           faith, you can be real.
       You can be transformed.
   you can live INsIDe OUT.
Find out how at Fca camp 2009.           FCA CAmp 2009
                                       FcacampS.org | 866-269-2267
    Dear Teammate –

    Life-changing impact has been an integral part of FCA Camps since
    the first camp in Estes Park, Colorado in 1956. Fifty-two seasons
    later, FCA Camps are now reaching athletes and coaches throughout
    America and the world. This summer, you can join thousands of
    others and experience the best athletic instruction and spiritual
    influence at FCA Camp!

    This summer we are challenging athletes to live INSIDE OUT. Our
    theme will challenge you to transform your heart, actions and mind
    for Christ. Romans 12:2 tell us “Do not be conformed to this age,
    but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may
    discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” First-
    rate speakers and coaches will break down this verse and apply it to
    your life.

    I have witnessed the incredible transformation that takes place
    when athletes and coaches give their time, talents and hearts fully to
    Christ. FCA Camp changes lives. Come be a part of this incredible
    transformation; join us this summer at FCA Camp!

                         From the Inside Out,
                                                                                    CONTACT Us:
                                                                                 FCA CAMP OFFICE
                         Les Steckel                                              8701 LEEDS ROAD
                         President/CEO                                       KANSAS CITY, MO 64129
                         P.S. We have a camp for you this summer.                  FCACAMPS.ORG
                         Go to FCACAMPS.org to find the camp that                   866.ANY.CAMP
                         matches you!                                                866.269.2267




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                                                    “Camp is such a big inspiration; a stop and think camp.”
    CONTeNTs

              What is Camp? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 5

              Camp Theme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 6

              Camp Impact. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 7

              sports Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 8
                                                                                                       FCA




                                                                                                          pOWeRFUL WORsHIp
                 Sports Camp is for athletes and coaches who want to develop
                 their skills in sports.

              Leadership Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 9
                 Leadership Camp is for student-athletes, Huddle Coaches and
                 volunteers who serve as leaders on their local campuses.
Camps



              Team Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 12
                 Team Camp encourages coaches to enroll their players and
                 attend camp together.

              power Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 13
                 Power Camp is for athletes ages 8-12 who want to develop their
                 skills in sports.

              Coaches Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 14
                 Coaches Camp is for single or married coaches and their
                 families and is designed to minister, equip and encourage them
                 to know and serve Christ among their teams and campuses.

              partnership Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 15
                 Partnership Camp develops a relationship with an existing
                 camp in order to provide a spiritual and/or sports program.

              International Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 16
                 International Camp takes the FCA Camp experience to athletes
                 and coaches in other countries.

              Who Can Go to Camp? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 18

              How Do I sign Up? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 19




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                                                                                                        WHAT Is FCA CAmp?
C       amps are a time of “inspiration and perspiration” for athletes and coaches. Competitors who want to reach
        their potential through comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training need to attend FCA Camp.


                Why FCA Camp?
                  * Receive the best instruction from college and                 * Expect to be challenged spiritually       * Connect your love for sports with your
                     professional coaches and athletes                               and physically                              love for Christ
                  * Participate in Huddle time (small group time)                 * Learn to be a true leader in your         * Discover how you can focus your life on
                     with trained college athletes                                   daily life and on your team                 the things of God
                                                                                  * Tackle real issues you deal with          * Listen to powerful speakers motivating



CAmp Is
                                                                                     every day                                   you to live the Christian life
                 CHALLeNGING INsTRUCTION



                                                            INCReDIbLe FRIeNDsHIps



                                                                                                                    peRsONAL GROWTH



                                                                                                           Tune in to FCAmedia.com for video highlights,
                                                                                                           testimonies and more from FCA Camp.                   UNbeLIevAbLe FUN
  What is FCA?
  S    ince 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has challenged
       athletes and coaches to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA
  is cultivating Christian principles in local communities nationwide
                                                                                      faith, lives are changed for current and future generations. FCA’s staff
                                                                                      has grown to more than 900 in 380 local offices across the county. Our
                                                                                      message is gaining momentum as more and more dedicated supporters
  by encouraging, equipping and empowering others to serve as                         and volunteers share their time, talents, and beliefs to those longing to
  examples and to make a difference. Reaching over two million                        be bolstered in faith. FCA’s efforts are focused on our “4 C’s” of Ministry:
  people annually on the professional, college, high school, junior                   Coaches, Campus, Camps and Community. For more info on the FCA
  high and youth levels, FCA has grown into the largest sports                        Ministry, hit the FCA home page FCA.org or call 1-866-269-2267.
  ministry in the world. Through this shared passion for athletics and




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    2009 CAmp THeme
               CAmp veRse
                        “Do not be conformed to this age, but be
                         transformed by the renewing of your mind,
                         so that you may discern what is the good,
                         pleasing, and perfect will of God.”
                                                                                   –Romans 12:2                  INSIDE OUT is about transformation,



     T
                                                                                                                   and it can only start by looking in
                                                                                                                 the heart. As much as you desire to
           he 2009 FCA Camp season will be filled with outstanding competition                                    change behavior, it will never stick
           and spiritual impact. Every camper will be encouraged to be INSIDE                                    unless you change the inside. There
     OUT spiritually and athletically as they spend time pursuing the goals set                                 needs to be a renovation. Before you
     before them. Each day at camp, we will unpack these powerful principles:                                      begin to think about changing the
                                                                                                                  world…or your teammates, first you
                                                                                                                   need to change. Even change as a
                                                                                                                 competitor—on and off the field! You
                                                                                                                need to surrender and commit. As you
                                                                                                                  become real, God works in you, and
                                                                                                                   then He works through you. Being
                                                                                                                    an INSIDE OUT Christian is about
                                                                                                                 sacrifice, commitment and surrender.




                                                                                                    DAy 1: Change your sacrifice. (Rom. 12:1-2)
                                                                                                    DAy 2: Change your aim. (Rom. 12:3-8)
                                                                                                    DAy 3: Change your do. (Rom. 12:9-20)
                                                                                                    DAy 4: Change your win. (Rom. 12:21)
       Camp ImpaCT
      GET FocuSEd                | By Jill Ewert

       Toronto Raptor Anthony Parker talks about his own FCA camp experience                basketball. And I think we all are blessed with certain talents and gifts,
       and why you should get excited now about Summer ’09.                                 and we have to use those for the glory of the Kingdom.
                                                                                                You know, the Lord has blessed us with certain talents, and I think
       STV’s Jill Ewert: First, tell me about your own FCA Camp experience.                 we should desire to give Him the glory through those talents. When
       Anthony Parker: It’s been great. This has been something that I’ve                   you’re blessed with something, you have to do it the best you can. If
       always wanted to get involved in. It’s something that gives us the                   your passion is basketball, if it’s playing the piano, if it’s painting a
       opportunity—especially as an NBA player—to share our faith. A lot of                 masterpiece—whatever your passion or desire is, you have to give it
       kids don’t get to see that side of professional athletics. So, it was an             your all. And when you do that, you’re giving the glory to God. And
       opportunity for me not only to do that, but also to grow spiritually as a            whatever attention you get from that—if it’s hitting the game-winning
       Christian, myself.                                                                   shot or selling your art for thousands of dollars—it’s important to give
                                                                                            Him the glory and praise for blessing you with the talent and getting
       JE: Why did you choose to come to FCA Camp?                                          the word out that way.
       AP: To try to share my faith with the kids. People go to church and hear                 That’s something that I’ve really come to realize: that God’s plan
           their pastor preach, and a lot of people think that’s only the pastor’s          for me is to share His Word, and He’s given me basketball as a
           job to do that, but God called all of us to do that. And this is one of          platform and a vehicle to do that.
           the ways that I can. The Lord has blessed me with the talent to play




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                                                                 2008 CAmp ImpACT

A Record Year                                             Growth in Camp Attendance

                         2008 Camp



                                                              Attendance by Camp Type
                                                                                2002      2003     2004         2005    2006     2007     2008




quick
                                                                      Power         -     5,519    6,959        7,085   7,295    9,574    8,709
                                                                  LeadershiP    4,930     5,229    5,987        5,382   5,389    5,500    5,144
                                                                      sPorts    7,999     7,774    8,562        9,450   9,475    10,587   9,669
                                                                    CoaChes      698      1,059    997          1,497   1,319    1,681    1,704
                                                                PartnershiP         -         -    1,135        1,139   4,589    3,984    7,751
                                      for                              team         -      613     1,421        3,401   5,479    9,915    12,427


                                         2008
         facts
                                                               internationaL        -         -        -          -       -       760     1,158
                                                                      ToTal     13,627   20,194   25,061       27,954   33,546   42,001   46,562




                                                              Growth in Number of FCA Camps
     266 camps
        (up from 240 in 2007)

     46,562 attendance
        (up from 42,001 in 2007)

     4,589 decisions for Christ
        (up from 3,338 in 2007)
                                                          Numbers by Camp Type
                                                                               2002      2003     2004         2005     2006     2007     2008

                                                                    Power       –        30       46            48       68       84       74
                                                                 LeadershiP    23        21       23            20       22       23       24
                                                                    sPorts     58        37       49            48       41       49       46
                                                                   CoaChes      2         4        4             8       12       12       13
                                                               PartnershiP      –         –       12             9       35       38       60
                                                                      team      –         4        4            12       17       29       38
                                                              internationaL     –         –        –             –       1         5       11
                                                                     ToTal     83        96       138           145     196      240      266




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                                                                       “Now I know that there is room for Christ in athletics.”
    spORTs CAmps

                                     s       ince the very beginning of FCA Camps in 1956, we have been offering the best sports camps around! It is
                                             a time of “inspiration and perspiration” challenging every age and level of competition. If you want to get
                                     trained, stretched, coached and pushed to take your game to the next level, then FCA Sports Camp is for you!
                                        FCA offers over 28 different sports. There are two types of Sports Camps: Sport-specific and Multi-Sport camps.
                                     These camps are for athletes who want to develop their athletic skills. Outstanding instruction, skill development
                                     and intense competition prepare the camper for future athletic competition.
                                        Sport-specific Camps are for athletes who want to develop their skills in one sport. Multi-sport Camps provide a
                                     well-rounded athletic experience in which campers have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sports clinics
                                     and will compete as a Huddle in a variety of sports.


                                                                                                        spORTs OFFeReD
                                    sAmpLe CAmp sCHeDULe
                                     MON                  TU, WED, TH           FRI                     Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading,
                                     Registration         Rise and Shine        Rise and Shine          Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey,
                                     Team Meeting         Workout               Workout
                                     Practice             Quiet Time            Quiet Time
                                                                                                        Fitness, Football, Golf, Gymnastics,
                                     Dinner               Breakfast             Breakfast               Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts,
                                     Competition          Team Chapel           Competition
                                     Team Meeting         Practice              Awards
                                                                                                        Motocross, Pole Vaulting, Soccer,
                                     Huddles              Huddles               Clean/Pack              Softball, Speed Strength Conditioning,
                                     Lights Out           Lunch                 Team Chapel
                                                          Practice              Departure
                                                                                                        Skateboarding, Surfing, Swimming,
                                                          Dinner                                        Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon, Volleyball,
                                                          Competition
                                                          Team Meeting
                                                                                                        Wakeboarding, Water Polo, Wrestling
                                                          Huddles
                                                          Lights Out



    CAmp ImpACT
    brinGinG iT homE                    | By Erin Evans

       Who knew Christians could have so much fun? That was one of the                    On the third day of the week-long camp
    observations Brianne McCasland made at an FCA Basketball Camp three               Brianne had begun to come out of her
    years ago in Santa Barbara, California. As an 18-year-old senior at Oakridge      shell and truly was having fun. She started
    High School in Oakridge, Ore., Brianne played volleyball, basketball and          noticing things about the people she was
    ran track. She’s always been an athlete, but three years ago her motives          with. “I saw all these people having so much
    completely changed.                                                               fun and enjoying life. And they loved the
       Growing up with her mom and step-dad, the family went to church on             Lord. I saw a light in their eyes, and I wanted
    occasion, but were never true followers of Christ. But other members of her       it,” said Brianne, who returned to the camp
    family were. An uncle of Brianne’s in California, Randy, heard about an FCA       the following two summers. “I didn’t think you
    Basketball Camp in Santa Barbara and got information about it. Being a            could have fun and still live a Christian life. That was what always held me
    believer himself, he thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for his niece.   back from becoming a Christian.” She accepted Christ that day.
    He was right.                                                                         “I never expected that to happen when I went to camp,” she said. “I just
       The 15-year-old packed up and headed to California for a trip that would       thought I was going to play basketball. Sports were really important to me
    change her life. “I had never been away from home, and the first night at         before, and I always had a good time competing, but I didn’t know who or
    camp I cried,” said Brianne. “I was so scared to go. It was far away, and I       what I was playing for. Now I play for God. My whole outlook has changed.
    didn’t know anybody. Then we had our first meeting, and everyone was so           When I’m playing I think of the verse Colossians 3:23 (NIV): ‘Whatever you
    nice and really warmed up to me. I felt a lot better after that.”                 do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.’ ”




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                                                                                                     LeADeRsHIp CAmps
                                                              I    t seems that everything rises and falls on leadership. More and more we are seeing young
                                                                   people step up and make a difference for Jesus Christ on their teams and campuses. They
                                                              are often hungry to learn how to be a servant-leader and how to reach their peers. When
                                                              student-athletes understand how to become spiritual leaders, a campus revolution occurs.
                                                                 Leadership Camps are for student-athletes, Huddle coaches and volunteers who serve as
                                                              leaders on their local campuses. The camp focuses on teaching practical skills for Christian
                                                              growth and biblical leadership, the development as an effective campus leader and the
                                                              training for spiritual, organizational and
                                                              motivational tools for use in the FCA Campus
                                                              Ministry.




  LeADeRsHIp CAmp sCHeDULe
  MON                    TU, WED, TH                    FRI
  Registration           Rise and Shine                 Rise and Shine         “In the eight
  Team Meeting           Quiet Time                     Quiet Time
  Competition            Breakfast                      Breakfast              years we’ve been
  Dinner                 Spiritual Disciplines          Team Meeting           doing this camp, it
  Team Meeting           Competition                    Departure
  Huddles                Huddle Training                                       was perhaps the
  Lights Out             Huddles                                               best yet!” Scott
                         Lunch
                         Team Building Activities                              williams, camp director for Buies creek Fca
                         Electives/Workshops                                   Leadership camp in north carolina, exclaimed.
                         Free Time
                         Dinner                                                “God continues to show up and transform and
                         Team Meeting                                          excite campers for the start of school and the
                         Huddles
                         Lights Out                                            chance to impact their campus using Fca!”

  CAmp ImpACT
  PoST-cAmP GuidE                   | By Susie Magill and Clay Meyer

     Do you remember the first time you went to           friends offer before the trip, the
  camp? You probably felt a bit of anxiety leading        worries still come. But you fight your
  into it, even on the trip there.                        way through them either through
     What is it going to be like? Will I get along        prayer or by occupying your mind
  with my roommate? Is the whole thing really even        with something else until the trip is
  worth it?                                               over and you are finally at camp.
     Emily Ladymon, a junior at Clarkton High             That’s when the real experience
  School in Clarkton, Mo., remembered the feelings        begins. The world slips away,
  of not knowing what to expect when she headed           and you are surrounded by and
  for Mid-Missouri Leadership Camp.                       immersed in the love of Jesus Christ.
     “We were asking other kids what happens at               “It was all pretty amazing,” said
  camp—is it scary or fun?” she recalled. “My friends     KaeLeigh Brown, a junior at Marshall High School    memories after camp. Said Emily: “[My roommate
  and I were freaking out. We made ourselves sick         in Marshall, Mo., who attended the same camp        and I] became really good friends when we were
  the first two weeks before camp because we              as Emily. “After the games we would all gather in   rooming together. I am very thankful that I got to
  hated that we had to room with girls we didn’t          one room. It was great to share the experiences     room with a girl I didn’t know because it made
  know and because we knew we wouldn’t get to             and faith.”                                         me come out of my shell. She and I clicked right
  see each other that much.”                                  Even the pre-camp fears and anxieties of        away.”
     Despite all the well-wishes that parents or          rooming with strangers eventually become distant




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                                                                                                                                 “
     TeAm CAmps
         T       eam Camps are designed to impact coaches and athletes for Christ
                 through team competition. Coaches enroll their players to attend camp
         as a team. It is a great outreach opportunity and coaches benefit greatly by
         evaluating their team’s talent. Team Camps serve the coaches by providing a
         great camp experience for their players while building team unity.
             For the past four years, FCA Team Camps have exploded across America.
         When a team has the opportunity to attend a camp together, something
         special happens. Teamwork, trust and skills are developed together. The concept
         is simple – a coach brings his or her entire team to enjoy the FCA Camp
         experience.
             Have you ever been to a sports camp by yourself and returned home and said, “I wish my teammates would have
                                                           been there”? Coaches, parents and players—get your team this summer
                                                           to camp. This is your chance!




         “a coach confessed to his team that he had never
         run his program as a christian because he thought
         they couldn’t win that way,” matt walker, camp
         director for South Georgia Team Football camp in
         Statesboro, Georgia, explained. “He committed
         to them and the coaches that they would run the
         program as a christian program from now on!”




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“I love
                                                                                                  pOWeR CAmps

                   FCA                     has only recently been working with athletes
                                           at the elementary age. Through the years, we
                   started to realize the need to provide the FCA Camp experience for
                   children. While athletes are starting to seriously focus on their sports
                   at a younger age, FCA also desires to share God’s love for them while
                   they are still young. Now, we’ve got you covered from ages 8 to 108
                   (to date we have not had any 108-year-old campers …yet)!
                      Power Camp (a youth sports camp), is typically for athletes ages
                   8–12 who want to develop their skills in sports. This camp provides
                   excellent instruction and competition through sport-specific and multi-
                   sport focus. These camps are normally day camps that involve the
                   local community.




                                                           “Power Camp has become the
                                                        greatest tool within the local ministry
                                                        in Fredericksburg that incorporates
                                                        all 4C's of FCA,” Lisa Call, camp
                                                        director for Fredericksburg Power
                                                        Camp in Virginia, said. “Over the
                                                        past few years, we have traced the
                                                        start-up of several middle school          power Camp schedule
                                                        Huddles by students that have been          (for full day camps;
                                                        campers at Power Camp and by                half day camps are available)
                                                        students that have served as Huddle
                                                      Leaders and Junior Huddle Leaders.            8:30    Warm-Up
                                      The coaches that volunteer their time to serve are            9:00    Power Boost
                                      building relationships with one another through the           9:15    Practice
                                      morning coaches meeting where a devotion is shared            10:45   Huddle
                                      over coffee and breakfast and through the fellowship          11:30   Lunch
                                      during the coaches lunches (all donated and catered           12:00   Recreation
                                      by local restaurants). The mid-week Power Camp                12:45   Huddle
                                      family night has been an opportunity for local                1:15    Practice
                                      families to get connected to the ministry. Over 200           2:45    Snack
                                      people gathered in the parking lot of a local cafe'           3:15    Pro-File
                                      for free smoothies, music by our Power Camp song              4:00    Pick ‘em Up
                                      leader, and a word from former Harlem Globetrotter,
                                      Melvin Adams.”



                                                                                                   “This camp has
                                                                                                   taught me to use
                                                                                                   my basketball skills
                                      “Thanks so much for having this                              to help show my
                                      camp because now me and Jesus                                faith…”
                                      are where we should be.”                                     - Daniel,
                                      - Brooke, student-athlete                                    student-athlete


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                                                                                                          “Refilled my spiritual tank.”
COACHes CAmps
          y       es, we have camp for adults too. It is awesome to see hundreds of coaches and
                  volunteers attend Coaches Camps all over the country. At most FCA Camps, coaches
          work really hard to train athletes. At Coaches Camps, it is an opportunity for coaches, their
          spouses and children to relax.
            Coaches Camps are for single and married coaches and their families and are designed to
          minister, to equip and to encourage them as coaches. FCA Camp ministers to coaches through
          Bible studies, small groups, fellowship, prayer support, discipleship and mentoring. Weekend
          retreats called “Couple Getaways” are a great way for coaches and their spouses to break
          away for a time of refreshment.




                                               “A great weekend of
                                               renewal, refreshment
                                               and reminding us of
                                               how wonderful
                                               our marriage can be…”.




                                                                                    “I truly believe God has chosen to use FCA in a powerful way
                                                                                    to reach athletes and coaches.”
                                                                                                         — Trent Dilfer, former NFL Quarterback
                                                                                                           and Superbowl MVP, ESPN Analyst

                                                                                COACHES CAMP WEEK-LONG SCHEDULE
                                                                              MON                     TU, WED, TH                        FRI
                                                                              Registration            Breakfast                      Breakfast
                                                                              Dinner                  Children’s Program             Children’s Program
                                                                              Children’s Program      Team Chapel                    Team Chapel
                                                                              Team Meeting            Break                          Check Out
                                                                              Break                   Clinics & Spouses Programs
                                                                              Relationships Seminar   Competition & Meetings
                                                                              Fellowship              Lunch
                                                                                                      Children’s Program
                                                                                                      Clinics & Spouse’s Bible Study                                   John Atashian/ESPN

                                                 “[At Texas Coaches Camp] coaches and                 Free Time
                                              their spouses were challenged to live a life of         Dinner
                                              prayer—to strengthen their marriage and to make         Children’s Program
                                              a difference with their faith,” Steve Keenum, area      Team Meeting
                                             director for Big Country FCA, said. “This came           Break
     from one of the comment cards: ‘This was a great experience for me. This has opened my           Relationships Seminar
     eyes to things that I never before thought would impact me... I’m blessed to be here and         Fellowship
     definitely coming to another FCA Camp next year.’”

                                                                                                              *Weekend Camp schedules vary. Call for a detailed schedule.




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                                                                     pARTNeRsHIp CAmps
T     here are tens of thousands of great sports camps offered every summer.
      Everywhere you turn, someone is doing some type of camp during the
summer. FCA has the huge goal of reaching every athlete and coach in the world.
But, we realize that just our camps will not accomplish that great vision.
  Partnership Camps allow FCA to partner with existing sports camps and provide
either the spiritual experience through training and resources or the athletic
experience through coaching staff and clinicians. FCA staff has the opportunity
to come alongside churches, colleges and sports organizations in their local
community to expand FCA’s impact.




   CAmp ImpACT
 “We have nine weeks of Partnership Camp in the Maryland area,” Mark Stephens, area
 director for Metro Maryland FCA, said. “Greenridge Baptist Church started doing sports
 ministry but had never done camps, so they came alongside FCA staff to bring 55 years of
 experience and absolutely phenomenal resources for athletes and coaches. FCA staff did
 the training, provided resources and promoted the camp. We also partnered with Redeemer
 Lutheran Church and Washington Bible College and provided the FCA curriculum for both of
 these camps; it raised the level of what they were doing because of what FCA brought to it.”
     INTeRNATIONAL CAmps                                                         Ecuador Middle East Italy

                 O        ur vision is “to see the WORLD
                          impacted for Jesus Christ through
                 the influence of athletes and coaches.”
                 When we say world, we mean world. We
                                                                 amazing things. Whether it is South Korea or Mexico,
                                                                 FCA desires to send coaches and athletes to serve the
                                                                 world.

                 have camps in 38 different states, which is      Camps in Ecuador, Middle East, Italy, Romania,
                 great coverage in the good ol’ USA. However,    Mexico, Colombia, North Africa, Thailand and The
                 there are many opportunities for us to take     Bahamas impacted not only the campers, but also the
                 the camp programming we have been doing         FCA staff and coaches that served at the camps. God
                 for over 50 years and serve other countries.    is using the FCA Camp Ministry to reach the nations!
                 Each summer we see God open doors for
                 us to take FCA Camp internationally. When
                 we can get out of our comfort zone, God
                 begins to truly work in us and He teaches us




                                   "The trip was definitely one that I will
                                   remember for the rest of my life. God's
                                   marvelous power can be seen through
                                   the beauty and wonders of that land. The
                                   interaction with the people truly shows
                                   Christ's love and his expectations of how
                                   we should live our lives as Christians. It
                                   changed my life! – Scott, college athlete



                      Ecuador
                          "The trip to Ecuador was truly an experience of a
                      lifetime. The short amount of time when we got a
                      taste of how the Quechuan people live opened my
                      eyes to how materialistic we Americans can be. The
                      way that the people valued relationships and how
                      much joy they had despite their "rough" circumstances
                      made me realize that I need to find more joy in
                      God and in people. I truly believe that these people
                      touched me more than I touched them and I will never
                      forget that." Erin, college athlete




                                             "I did not know what to expect when I
                                             signed up for this trip. It has been all
                                             I could have ever dreamed and more.
                                             The kids in Italy were so fun and such
                                             good athletes. This has me pumped
                                             up to go back to my team and lead for
                                             God." —Erica, student-athlete

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Romania Mexico                                                           FCA CAmp AROUND THe WORLD

  Thailand
     In 2007, the FCA International Task Force attended a          currently serving through sports ministry in Thailand. In November 2007, local
  sports ministry conference in Thailand. Mark Stephens,           board members from Metro Maryland FCA brought Anthony from Vietnam to
  Metro Maryland Area Director and member of the                   Maryland to experience the Power Camp model first-hand.
  International Task Force, developed a relationship with              Encouraged to take Power Camps to his area, Anthony established the first
  Anthony (Thuan Duong), a Vietnamese minister who is              FCA Camp in Thailand this past summer. With 15 volunteer staff, Thailand
                                                                   FCA Camp hosted 35 children participating in three different sports (soccer,
                                                                   ping pong and softball). The excitement continues and plans are being made to
                                                                   expand FCA Camp into Vietnam. “My staff and I learned a lot through our first
                                                                   FCA Camp,” Anthony said. “Start small! Think big!”
                                                                       “This was a reverse mission trip,” Mark Stephens said. “Instead of us going
                                                                   over [to Thailand], Anthony
                                                                   came here…the beauty of this
                                                                   is that by him coming here, he          “First off, thank you for supporting
                                                                   saw how FCA does it. So he              my FCA mission trip to Italy. This is
                                                                   saw us do it the best way we            something that I have prayed for. I
                                                                   can, and he goes back and
                                                                   contextualizes it in his own
                                                                                                           have always wanted to use baseball
                                                                   area. He knew how to make               as a platform to spread the Gospel
                                                                   it work [in Thailand]. He had           of Christ! It came at a time in my
                                                                   more success there than I               life that I needed it more than the
                                                                   would ever have because he
                                                                   knows his people.”
                                                                                                           young people I ministered to! It truly
                                                                                                       was a blessing and a life-changing
                                                                                                       experience for me.”
                                                                                                        – Billy, college coach


      North Africa
          This past summer, FCA staff and volunteers held an
      elite sports camp for Muslim athletes in North Africa.
      Although the Bible was not allowed to be formally
      taught, Christ’s love was shown through the staff’s actions and the camp’s value-
      based curriculum.
          “Toward the end of the week the camp hosted a Parent’s Day for the families
      of the kids who were attending camp, Donnie Dee, regional director for Southern
      California Region, explained.
          “…we shared with the parents what we had been teaching their kids at
      practice and in our lecture time. During the lecture time we taught six leadership
      characteristics and used a biblical proverb… we just did not mention that the
      proverb was in the Bible.
          “After our parents meeting…a mother of one of the campers, dressed in full
                                     Muslim headwear, came up to me, grabbed my                             “The feedback I got from [my
                                     hand and said, ‘Sir, I just want to thank you and all                  son] is that he had a real
                                     your coaches for coming to [North Africa]. Whoever             great time in this camp, and I can
                                     helps my kids, I support. Thank you. Thank you.’ I will        feel big changes in him; he is now
                                     never forget my conversation with her. It had to be one
                                     of the few places in all of the world where Muslims            more self dependant and he has
                                     and Christians were meeting together casually to talk          more self confidence... thank you
                                     about kids. It was a great week to show the Muslim             very much for all the great stuff you
                                     world the love of Christ through service.”                     did [for] my son.” - Muslim camper's
                                                                                                    mother, North Africa FCA Camp
Colombia North Africa Thailand Bahamas
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      WHO CAN GO TO CAmp?
                                   STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLEGE STUDENTS COACHES/ADULTS                                                       STUDENT-LEADERS
                                   FCA Camp provides a week         Call about our Huddle            Coaches, volunteers and              To attend an FCA Leadership
                                   to remember for those from       Leader Program! See Camp         families are welcome at all FCA      Camp, you must be a student-
                                   ages 8-18. Check the type of     Staff section below for          Camps, especially Coaches            athlete AND be a leader of an
                                   camp you are interested in       additional information.          Camps, which are designed            FCA Huddle.
                                   attending, and then verify the                                    specifically for adults and
                                   ages offered for that camp.                                       families. Additionally, coaches
                                                                                                     serve as clinicians at our Sports
                                                                                                     Camps.

                                  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
                                    •	 For	over	50	years	the	FCA	Camps	program	has	worked	best	when	friends,	classmates,	and	siblings	are	not	housed	together	at	
                                       camp. Roommate requests cannot be honored.
                                    •	 Transportation	to	and	from	camp	is	the	responsibility	of	the	camper.	Contact	your	local	FCA	office	to	inquire	about	provided	
                                       transportation. Campers should plan to arrive at camp on the day camp begins and leave the day camp ends.
                                    •	 By	your	attendance	at	camp	you	are	granting	your	permission	to	be	videotaped	for	commercial	purposes	and	agree	to	the	
                                       following: being filmed, videotaped, audio taped, or photographed by any means; full use of your likeness, voice and words
                                       without compensation; specifically waive all rights of privacy during the videotaping or filming and release the Fellowship of
                                       Christian Athletes from liability for loss, damage, or compensation for the use of your likeness, voice, and words; comply with all
                                       rules and regulations of FCA at camp. In addition, such photographs and audio/visual recordings may be used in publications
                                       or advertising materials to let others know about our activities. These images may also be used by FCA or its agents to produce
                                       ministry resources for staff training, camp or campus ministry, or other uses to promote the ministry of FCA. FCA may also make
                                       these materials available for sale to the public.
                                    •	 By	enrolling	in	camp	you	are	granting	your	permission	to	receive	the	daily	“Impact	Play”	devotionals	from	your	email	account.




     WHO Is THe CAmp sTAFF?
     Simply the Best Camp Staff!
       Our 4,000-plus instructional staff has been carefully selected and consists of FCA staff, current collegiate and high school coaches, professional athletes, and
     current and former college athletes. They bring years of coaching and performance experience to FCA Camps and serve as role models for campers both on and
     off the field of competition. Every camp is led by certified FCA staff that are committed to the youth of America. Each director has been trained and certified as an
     FCA Camp leader and collectively they provide years of FCA Camp leadership experience.

     Huddle Leaders/Counselors                                                         If you’re ready to take the next step, you need to do two things:
       Are you a college student looking for a rewarding and challenging
     summer ministry opportunity? More than 1,000 college student-athletes             1. Ministry Leader Application
     will serve as Huddle Leaders this summer at FCA Camp. They will work                   In order to work with youth on behalf of FCA, you must complete the FCA
     directly with a small group of campers. The Huddle Coordinator selects               Ministry Leader Application (MLA). This application must be reviewed and
     these leaders for the camp and trains them to become certified FCA Camp              approved by FCA staff before you can participate at camp.
     Leaders. Each Huddle Leader is carefully handpicked, through careful                   You can go online to complete the MLA at www.FCA/mla.
     screening, which includes an in-depth application process which includes
     references. Most are involved in the FCA ministry on their college campuses       2. Huddle Leader Application
     and many were once campers themselves. They are dedicated to Christ, not               Complete the Huddle Leader
     only at camp, but in their everyday lives. Once selected, these leaders take         Application form by going online
     part in a two-day on-site training program, in addition to the preparation           to complete at fcacamps.org.
     work they do before arriving at camp.




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                                                                                              HOW DO I sIGN Up?

              WHAT DO I GeT?
                 * Official FCA Camp 2009 T-shirt
                 * A complimentary issue of FCA’s national sports magazine, Sharing the Victory
                 * FCA Athlete’s Bible with discussion guides and study aids


THRee WAys TO eNROLL
 ENROLL USING THE FORM BELOW                                     ENROLL ON THE WEB –                                      ENROLL BY PHONE
   You will need to go to the FCA Camp website,                  FCACAMPS.ORG                                               We have Ministry Service
 www.fcacamps.org, to get the information needed to                 Go to FCA’s website; www.fcacamps.org.                Representatives who would love to
 complete the form below.                                        Select the camp of your choice and click on the          help. Enroll with a credit card by calling
    Complete sections 1, 2 and 3 on the enrollment form.         Enroll Now button. Credit card payment must              toll-free, 1-866-ANY-CAMP (1-866-269-
    On the web site when you find the camp you want to           accompany the web enrollment to complete the             2267), or Fax to 816-892-1187 with card
 attend, use the camp code listed to complete 1A of this         process. It is suggested that payment be for the         information. Discover, MasterCard and
 form. The camper fees can also be found on the web page.        full camp fee. Discover, MasterCard and VISA             VISA payments are accepted. Non-
    Please print using a black or blue pen. Do not use pencil.   payments are accepted credit cards.                      credit card enrollments must be mailed.
 Complete a separate form for each camper. Photocopies of           The web enrollment form may also be printed if
 this form can be used to enroll your friends.                   payment by check is desired. Mail to the address
    Enclose the minimum deposit suggested on the web             listed for the camp.
 page for the camp. Note the cancellation policy of the
 camp as well. The camp fee should be paid in full prior to
 check-in at camp.                                                            COOL NeW FeATURes
    Mail form(s) and deposit without delay to secure your                                 ON FCACAmps.ORG
 place at the camp of your choice to the address provided
 on the camp web page or to FCA Camps, 8701 Leeds
 Road, Kansas City, MO 64129-1680.




                                                                               Attendance at all sites is limited.   Registration deadline is two weeks prior to camp.
                              Please fill out sections 1, 2 and 3 accurately and completely, and mail form without delay to
                       FCA Camps, 8701 Leeds Road, Kansas City, MO 64129 or the address provided on the web page for the camp.




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                                                        “Fca camp has changed my life in how I worship
                                                        God with my hard work out on the field.”




                                   “Since I’ve been here at camp I have given my life to Christ, and
                                   I’ve realized everything isn’t just about me, it’s about the Lord.”




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