SportQuest returning June 22-26
SportQuest is coming back to Valley Center from June 22-26 for another week of fun, excitement, Christ-centered teachings, and SPORTS!
This year’s team of coaches hails from all over the United States, including Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Colorado, Kansas, and Wisconsin (as well as several other states). There are sure to be plenty of fun accents to enjoy among the coaches, but none as interesting as the accents of brother/sister duo of Hans and Frans(eska), world’s strongest man and woman who lead warm-ups each day and wow campers with their amazing feats of strength (namely arm-wrestling 6-year-olds).
SportQuest, in partnership with Valley Center Community Church (VCCC), will again offer a morning camp for grades 1-6 and an afternoon camp for grades 6-12.
In the morning, campers will rotate between soccer, basketball, volleyball, and tennis, and will enjoy learning the basics of each sport. In the afternoon camp, athletes pick one of the four sports and participate in a high-level skills camp in that sport.
“We have a group of highly skilled coaches, and we love being able to offer our smallest campers a taste of several sports. But our coaches are also ready to turn up the heat in the afternoon camp and even varsity level athletes will be challenged to grow in their sport,” says Seth Leichtfuss, Valley Center native and long-time Sport- Quest staffer.
As much as the coaches love and are skilled in their sports, they will be the first to tell you that there is more to life than sports. Reid Green, from Stillwater, Okla. who will be returning to Valley Center for her second summer says, “I love basketball, but I love Jesus even more. I am excited to share both my basketball knowledge and my heart for Jesus with our campers.”
Tony Suitor, pastor of children and families at VC Community Church echoes this sentiment. “This year, we will be discussing the fruit of the Spirit during camp. What would it look like if athletes were truly committed to playing their sports with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control? These Christ-like characteristics are often left out of the arena of sports.”
SportQuest camp will run each morning from 9 a.m.–noon at the Valley Center Elementary School fields, and the afternoon camp will be 3-5 p.m. each day (at various locations in Valley Center). Cost for each camp is $40 and includes a camp T-shirt and a closing barbecue on Friday evening. Sign up online at vccc.org/sportquest.