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what is Sports Camp 2017?

Camper Registration has closed for Sports Camp 2017. We look forward to seeing our campers on June 25!

Volunteer Registration has closed for Sports Camp 2017.

Sports Camp is a legacy event at Bay Hope Church.  Hundreds of children (4 years through 5th grade) gather on campus for a week of experiences to lead them in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  Sports Camp encourages kids to learn new skills while also developing their spiritual growth.  Sports Camp offers traditional sports ( soccer, baseball, football, etc.) as well as some non-traditional offerings (art, edible art). You don't need to attend Bay Hope Church to come to Sports Camp - but everyone must register online. 

Camp Pre-Checkin Dates/Times:

Sunday, June 18, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. & 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Tuesday, June 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m.


  • Elementary Camp (1st - 5th grade) - 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Jr Sports Camp 4 - 5 yrs. old) - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Special Needs Camp - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • FX Experience - on the last night of camp we'll have a special program that guests and family are invited to attend. It starts at 8:00 and ends at 8:45.

See the FAQs toward the bottom of this page for more info on policies, payments, scholarships and transfers. Email with questions.

who is it for?

Kids ages 4 years through 5th grade. Jr. Sports Camp is available for children 4-5 years old. Special Needs Sports Camp is also available for 4-12 year old individuals with special needs.

when is it?

June 25, 2017 through June 29, 2017

where is it?

Bay Hope Church 17030 Lakeshore Rd. Lutz, FL 33558

Why Does Van Dyke Do Sports Camp 2017?

Sports Camp is an opportunity for Bay Hope Church to share the love of God with kids in the community while also engaging them in physical and mental activity. Kids will be able to learn new skills and participate in one of several sports/activities such as archery, art, or football.

Sports Camp is much more than sports! Hundreds of kids and their families are impacted by the message of the Gospel during the week. Kids that have never attended church experience Jesus and church in a fun and safe environment. Entire families are challenged to engage with God, scripture, and their community throughout the week.



Frequently Asked Questions

What will a camper experience?
-High-energy worship
-Small Group Devotional time with their team and coaches
-Sports skill training and drills adapted to each camper’s age and ability
-Games and Team Building challenges
-Memories that will last a lifetime!

What will a Sports Camp Volunteer Experience?
Sports Camp could not run without the hundreds of volunteers who give of their time to make it possible! A Sports Camp Volunteer might choose to:
-Coach a Sport
-Assist a coach with running drills
-Be the Team Manager of a sport by taking attendance, checking on kids, and caring for the team
-Promote safety by monitoring hallways, sport fields, and other areas
-Assist in registration, set up, or tear down
-Lead small groups
-Much, much more!

How can I get involved?
-Sign up your kids to attend camp! Friends are welcome as long as they pre-register. Registration opens April 17th, and space is offered on a first-come, first served basis for each sport.
-Volunteer to be a Coach, Assistant, Team Manager, Registration volunteer, or one of several other opportunities!
-Scholarship a Kid- If you would like to provide assistance to allow a camper to attend Sports Camp, you may donate online (visit and search “Sports Camp” or email for more information)
-PRAY! We are asking for people to join us in praying for kids and families to experience the life-changing love of Jesus during Sports Camp!

What forms of payment are accepted?
Credit cards are accepted online through Eventbrite until registration ends at midnight on June 11. Checks are accepted as a form of payment in Eventbrite until 5 p.m. on June 6. Your Check must by received before June 12. Please remember that your child's space is not reserved until payment is received.

Can I transfer my child to another sport?
Transfers are permitted as long as a sport is not full until June 11 when Sports Camp registration closes, but you are responsible for completing the transfer in Eventbrite using your Eventbrite login and password. After camp starts on Sunday, June 25, transfers may be requested by going to the Help Desk.

What food/snacks are provided?
Water and ice pops

What happens if I cannot attend Sports Camp?
Requests for refunds are granted until May 25, minus a $10 non-refundable deposit. We are unable to issue refunds after May 25. If you have any questions, please contact us at

What time is camp?
Check-in on the first day of camp will begin at 5:00 p.m. The rest of the week, check-in will start at 5:30 p.m. The pick-up time for Jr Sports & Special Needs Camps is 7:30 p.m. Camp ends at 8:30 p.m. for Elementary kids. Thursday, the last day of camp, is the only exception. There will be an end of camp experience, known as FX, for the Elementary campers that will end at 8:45 p.m. Families and guests are invited to attend this FX Experience.

What forms will I need?
A notarized medical release form signed in 2017 is required for all campers. This form can be downloaded by clicking on the button toward the bottom of this page. You may have this form notarized at the place of your choosing. We will also have set dates and times when notaries will be available at church prior to camp to have it notarized.

For more Information, email


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