Sports Camps season in full swing

Sports Camps season in full swing

The 2013 summer sports camps season at BBC is now underway, with the first week of Defender Basketball Camp held the last week of June.

The event included activities in the new Recreation Center on campus, the first use of the new building. A regional AAU girls basketball tournament will use the facility next, followed by Big Blue Basketball and then Lady Defenders Basketball Camp.

"It's a great time to grow and get better," said Jalen Johns, 15, of Philadelphia. "I like the instruction time the most because its a good time to learn some different things that be can incorporated into the games. I liked the chapel speaker because he really spoke to our lives very well."

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BBC&SA Special Week
Helping students develop spiritual character as they gain skills in basketball and soccer, BBC is set for five weeks of sports camps this summer. The featured chapel speaker was Gian-Paul Gonzalez, a New Jersey high school teacher, mentor, and coach, who has connected with professional sports teams and corporations as a positive speaker.

Read more about Gian-Paul Gonzalez here.

Nearly 150 students from seven states participated in the camp.

"Our campers were challenged in their walk with Christ and in the game of basketball," said BBC Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Show.

Defender sports camps and Big Blue day camps give young athletes focused attention to improve athletic abilities in their sport. Defender residence camps allow students from grades 9 through 12 to spend a week living on campus. Big Blue camps teach sport fundamentals to local children through eighth grade.

Students in both camps receive sound instruction and spiritual training. Time spent learning with veteran coaches and dedicated college athletes makes an impact as players take part in athletics throughout the year.

"I liked chapel because the speaker was good and he knew what he was talking about," said Wyatt Halkins, 15, of West Chester, PA. "He incorporated basketball and God well. I like the games, too. Who doesn't like to play five on five?"

Remaining 2013 Dates:
Big Blue Basketball Camp: July 1-5
Lady Defender Basketball Camp: July 7-12
Defender and Lady Defender Soccer Camp: August 4-9
Big Blue Soccer Camp: August 12-16

Get details and registration information at For questions on camps, call 570.585.9322 or email

Learn more about BBC Defender Athletics at

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

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Posted on: 6/28/2013 9:35:38 AM

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