What to Expect At A Typical Week At Camp
If you are new to the FCA Motocross Camps you are probably wondering what camp will be like and what to expect. Our Camp Dean Mark Jackson of FCA Motocross Tennessee gave us some insight to a typical camp schedule and all the cool activities for the week:
Day 1: In the morning when parents and campers arrive the will check in to camp. A welcome meeting will start to introduce parents, campers and staff to each other. The meeting will go over the rules and expectations of the campers during the camp, at this time kid's will also be grouped with their Huddle Leaders. Each group of 8 to 10 campers will have 2 Huddle Leaders that will be with the campers at all time. This will also be the time for parents to say their good-byes to the campers. Campers and their Huddle Leaders will then go to their cabins to set up for the stay and get to know each other more before lunch is served. After lunch everyone is loaded on buses to go to the track. Once at the track the campers will find that the track is divided into 7 or more different zones that have a pro trainer at each station teaching a different skill. These stations will rotate for the riders ever 30-45 minutes. Around 4:00 pm campers will load up and bus back to the camp for free time, dinner and games. Worship service at the chapel starts after dinner most of the time with music first and then a guest speaker to for worship. After service campers and huddle leaders have Huddle Time which is usually 30 minutes to an hour to go over the service and also use the time to bond. After Huddle Time more games are played such as nine square or octoball until campers are called in for lights out which is usually 10:00-11:00 pm.
Day 2-4: Campers are greeted with a 7:00 am wake-up call that leads to morning stretches, warm-ups and devotions with Huddle Leaders before breakfast. After breakfast it is onto the track with campers huddle groups. Campers will be lead to their stations and start their training again with rotations through out the day. Also during this time of the camp the campers will meet the camp hosted professional rider(s). During the course of the week, campers will be able to have pictures and autograph sessions with the camp professionals. The professional rider(s) will also be working with campers on various skills and techniques, this will give the campers time to meet and hang out with the pros and get to know them more. Mid-day lunch will be served while campers listen to a featured speaker and participate in a huddle bible study at lunch. After lunch campers will go back to training until around 4:00 pm where they will be bused back to the camp. The evening routine will be the same as Day 1 for these days.
Last Day: Our last day starts off with the morning routine and some time riding the whole track to let the riders test the skills they have learned during the camp. Campers will then have lunch and an awards ceremony and prizes will be hosted for the campers. After our ceremony parents will pick up our campers and FCA Motocross will prepare for next year's camp for our campers.
Campers, huddle leaders, coaches, pros, and parents enjoy not only the skill part of the camps and the worship of the camps, but there is a fellowship to these camps that make life time memories and friendships that carry on the love of Christ and the sport of motocross.
“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Posted on Thu, June 2, 2016
by Jackie Harrison