The Combined Faith and Fellowship of Christian Athletes sports camp attracted 48 participants this year under the theme, ONE Passion, ONE Pain, ONE Power and ONE Purpose.
Organizer of the one week camp, Dean Squires, said the camp focused mainly on basketball to gave junior athletes the opportunity to develop and enhance their technical abilities and basic skills with hands-on coaching, in a fun filled environment.
“Each day those in attendance focused on improving different aspects of their game on the court of play but the coaches and staff didn’t stop there,” Squires said.
“Kids were also equipped with the knowledge and skills to improve their game on the court of life. Daily the athletes would gather in small huddles for 25 minutes to discover together how these topics played a role in their lives on as well as off the court.”
According to Squires, for the duration of the camp, the young participants were thoroughly engaged and full of energy with the coaches struggling at times to keep one step ahead of them their youthful vigour.
Sharing his vision and what he hoped to achieve in the coming years with the camp, Squires said: “We want to create a safe space for the youths to develop and excel in their sports especially in basketball from a very young age, while arming themselves with the tools necessary to navigate life successfully.
“Sport does that, it mirrors life so vividly because it encompasses so many of the issues that we have to wrestle with daily, issues like, dealing with failure, discipline, commitment, hard work, excellence, working in teams, managing conflict and disappointment and the list goes on.
“Ultimately we would love to see these kids make a solid commitment to follow Jesus and live passionately for Him.”