Bryan Gears Up for Summer Camp Visitors

June 2, 2015

June 2, 2015 – Tomorrow will conclude the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Girls’ Camp at Bryan College, the first of four camps to be hosted on campus over the course of summer 2015, including the FCA Girls’ Camp, the FCA Boys’ Camp, Newcamp, and Summit.

Summer CampsThese camps all seek to develop young people in their knowledge of and relationship with the Lord. Administrative Assistant for Office of Operations Diana Buttram, who helps to schedule summer college guests, said, “Bryan College is one of the most beautiful colleges in the Southeast. Our campus is contained as opposed to being in a city. This keeps the students in a centralized area and makes it easier to control distractions.”

Both FCA basketball team camps (June 1-3 for the girls, June 15-17 for the boys) are scheduled with competition along with regular Bible study and feature speaker D.A. Horton, the director of Lecrae’s recording label Reach Records.

NewCamp, a youth group camp with church groups across several eastern U.S. states, features fellowship, worship, teaching by featured speaker Wayne Barber of Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, and Bible studies for students. This summer marks NewCamp’s 15th year at Bryan College, the first year being the summer after the Administration Building burned in 2000. The college will host NewCamp students June 20-26.

The Summit Ministries Student Conference, which has had its Tennessee conference at Bryan since 1995, will be the final summer camp July 5-18. According to the Summit website, “Over 15 Christian thought leaders, such as Sean McDowell, Warren Smith, Brett Kunkle, and WAY-FM‘s Morning Show Hosts Wally and Zach will mentor students in apologetics, public policy, and business during the intensive 12-day conference designed to teach students how to analyze the various ideas that are currently competing for their hearts and minds.”

Bryan College is honored to host these camps this summer and looks forward to continued relationships with these organizations.

Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206;