The National Collegiate Camp brought together nearly 100 college athletes and many coaches at Illinois College May 27-29. Check out the highlight video and FCA intern Megan Fletcher’s summary of her experience.
The best way to sum up NCC is through a story. At the end of the camp there was a time for open mic for athletes to share how the weekend impacted them. Sitting and listening, there were two reoccurring themes. Some athletes didn’t want to attend camp in the first place. It serves as a great reminder that the Lord is always working and has HIS plan for us. Secondly, the experience of going through a camp focused on doing sports God’s way truly impacted and convicted some athletes.
As a part of FCA for a long time, you might always hear and talk about how to do sports God’s way, but going through the camp and exposing the sin that lingers inside all of us and usually gets the best of us in the heat of competition, is life-changing. As Robbie Trent said in one of the sessions, “You can learn and talk about doing sports God’s way all you want, but what happens when you step onto the field of competition?” I think we can all agree that we often fall short of not just doing sports God’s way, but doing life God’s way. To see athletes from all around the country come together and learn what it takes to compete wholeheartedly for the sole purpose of glorifying Christ was so encouraging.. – Megan Fletcher