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BPC hosts camps on campus this summer

Dan Robertson at FCA Camp 2010
Brewton-Parker College Women’s Soccer Head Coach Dan Robertson (seated at left) instructs FCA campers on soccer scrimmage skills at the FCA Sports Camp June 10-12 on the Mount Vernon campus. (Photo provided)

By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Mount Vernon campus is the host to several special interest camps this summer.


Last week, the campus hosted a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp for junior and high school aged girls to increase their skills in basketball and soccer. This week, the campus hosts the Georgia Baptist Convention’s Youth I and Youth II Music Camp.


For area youth, the BPC Athletics Department is organizing day camps in July to hold skill and leadership building in basketball and soccer. Parents with school-aged child interested in participating are encouraged to call Coach John Jones at 583-3178 (basketball) or Coach Dan Robertson at 912-583-3180 (soccer) for more information.


To find out more about using BPC’s facilities for your special event, camp or meeting, call the Office of Student Affairs at 912-583-3206.

More about the FCA Camp


FCA Camper
A FCA camper on Brewton-Parker College campus in Mount Vernon spends some time in a morning devotional by Jones Lake. (Photo provided)

Ten teams from Georgia participated in the 2010 “Unleash the Power” Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) camp on the Mount Vernon campus June 10-12. BPC athletic staff partnered with FCA staff, led by Brad Lane, East Georgia Area Director. Several students made the decision to accept Christ during the camp, said DeCole Shoemate, head women’s basketball coach at BPC.


“We had 16 young ladies make ‘professions of faith’,” said Lane.


Participating teams included Trion High School, Thompson High School, Cairo High School, Washington-Wilkes High School, Westminster, Liberty County High School, Lowndes High School, Johnson High School (Gainesville), Vidalia High School and Wheeler County High School.


Music was led by Haley Morgan-Smith, and the main speaker for the three-day camp was Dr. Rene Rochester, founder and president of Urban S.E.T. Inc. (Strengthening, Educating and Training. Dr. Rochester is the designer of the patent P.H.A.T. “STAR” Preventative Holistic Adolescent Training: Serving Teens At Risk Model, an ecological design field tested in her dissertation. Her passion is to impact the next generation with authentic truth applicable to their daily life decisions.


Jana Reynolds, BPC Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and Wellness Director, gave her testimony. Shoemate was the Friday night speaker, and Dan Robertson, BPC Head Women’s Soccer Coach, the Saturday morning speaker. BPC staff also conducted individual clinics and facilitated competition.


“It was great partnering with BPC coaching staff in this endeavor,” added Lane. “For the most part, BPC took care of the competition (teams) and FCA did the programming, although there was a great deal of overlapping. This was a true partnership.”


Lane shares an email from one of the team’s coaches he received after the camp as a testimony of the event’s success and partnership:


“Just want to tell you we made it back safe and to thank you and your staff for putting the camp together. I was very impressed by you and your staff, and this was truly a great experience for my girls. I appreciate the genuine testimonies wand the high caliber people that work for you. They reflect well upon their faith and the FCA, and I hope your organization continues its work touching the lives of more young people as you continue. Everyone took something meaningful away from the camp, including myself.”

Lady Bulldogs of Thompson High at FCA Camp 2010

The Lady Bulldogs of Thompson High School participated in the 2010 FCA Sports Camp June 10-12 on Brewton-Parker College campus in Mount Vernon. (Photo provided)


Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year, Christian college in south Georgia.


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Updated on: June 17, 2010 4:44 PM