Basketball camp focuses on skill and character development
by W. Brian Hale
Jun 18, 2011 | 1628 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Glory Fellowship Baptist Church is giving area children an opportunity to not only hone their shooting and rebounding skills, but also learn about teamwork and building a relationship with God through the church’s third-annual basketball camp being held this past week and next week.

As the children work on the various parts of their game to become better players and work together as a team, they are also taught lessons about Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible.

Pastor Adam Brewer, who is also working as one of the camp’s coaches, said the turnout for the camp this week has been very good and his players are having a lot of fun while learning important skills about basketball and about life.

“With these camps, we want to help our participants develop physically, spiritually and in their character,” Brewer said. “We teach them how to get along with each other so that it helps them not only on the court, but off the court as well. Basketball is a team sport, but so is life — so it’s a very important part of what we’re doing here at the camp.”

Friday was the final day of camp for children in kindergarten through second grade to attend the camp, while children in third through sixth grade will be able to attend next Tuesday through Friday. The camp is free for all participants and is held from 9 until 11:30 a.m. at the church. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. before the beginning of camp activities.

For additional information, including registration, call 387-0500.