Father-Son camp draws 31

Published 11:57 am Thursday, August 22, 2019

The recently held Fellowship of Christian Athletics (FCA) Father-Son Baseball Camp made a notable impact on the Charlotte County community.

“Our FCA camp was a great success as we were able to reach 31 people on Saturday, Aug. 10,” Randolph-Henry High School Varsity Baseball Head Coach Josh Barmoy said.

He expressed appreciation to officials for opening up the Keysville Dixie Youth Ballpark, allowing him and his staff to host the camp there. He also thanked Keysville United Methodist Church for donating all of the food for the event.

The camp included instruction on base running, hitting and infield and outfield play.

“It was great to see all of the dads on the ballfield with their sons, spending quality time together,” Barmoy said. “We recognize that the dads could be doing anything on a Saturday, but because they chose to spend it with their son, (it) meant a lot to our entire community.

“This camp gave instruction to campers on baseball skills as well as guidance for dads on how to coach their son for God’s glory,” Barmoy added.

He noted that during the camp, there were breakout sessions in which the campers, dads and volunteers were divided into their respective groups and each treated to insights from a special speaker.
Speaking to the dads was Randolph-Henry Director of Athletics and Assistant Principal Christopher Holt, a father of three.

“The parent session was filled with encouraging lessons and experiences from my past,” Holt said, “including, but not limited to, how to handle adversity, allowing children to struggle, embracing quality time and baseball tips to improve hitting/pitching/fielding consistency.”

Barmoy highlighted that the campers received instruction on how to compete for Christ. Towards the end of the event, the campers were able to show off their skills against their dads in a few competitions, one being a relay race.

“We were happy to provide an opportunity for our community to come together through the game of baseball and plan on continuing this camp next year,” Barmoy said.