Using examples of professional athletes competing for the greatest touchdown, the last minute three-point basket or maybe the Olympic gold medal,    instructors at the EFC Newport Kickin’ Kids Sports Camp will teach children how to break free from poor choices and fear.  Scheduled for July 9-13 at EFC Newport, RI this one week, half-day camp will provide coaching and teaching to over 100 local children.  Soccer, flag football, basketball, cheerleading, and preschool sports will be combined with Bible stories featuring a positive message. Coached by a trained team from Uncharted Water (UW) Sports Ministry of South Carolina, the camp is open to ages 4 through 12. Volunteer parents and EFC staff with serve as assistant coaches and mentors to the children.

“We are so excited to be working with the UW Sport Ministry join us again this year. They never disappoint with the enthusiasm they have for their sports and sharing the gospel.  It’s always an amazing week. Every child leaves excited to put into action all they have learned throughout the week,” shared EFC Newport Children’s Ministry Director, Nicki Eppley in a press release on Monday.

Each morning the children are engaged in sports activity, a Bible lesson, songs, and snacks.  The fee of $40 per child includes a camp t-shirt, collector’s pin, snacks and daily take-home bible studies. Registration is open to the community. Scholarships are available.

EFC Newport is a contemporary Christian church located at 70 Bliss Mine Road, Middletown RI with a campus location, EFC North, at 14 Potomac Road, Portsmouth RI.

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