Sports Camps 2018


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Our visit to the USA

We are so grateful to the Lord for safe travel over many miles in the United States from October 10-January 8!  We didn’t get to see everyone, and we forgot many times to take pictures, but below are a few of the places and friends we visited:

Thomson/Bernhardt, Piseco, New York

Clark Summit University, Pennsylvania

Stonybrook Christian School, New York

Visiting Julie & family, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia

DeBuhr’s, Rochelle, Virginia

Visiting Liberty University

Dave Ferrara, Charlotte, NC

Ritters on Lake Murray, SC

Group from The Kings Academy, Florence, SC

Jes Guarneri, Greater Atlanta Christian

Gerald & Kim Swann, Powder Springs, GA

Mark & Kim Foster, Indian Rocks, Florida

West Palm Beach Church friends

Ellers, St. Petersburg, FL

Kirtland’s Small Group, Clearwater, FL

Reynold’s Small Group, St. Pete, FL

 

Thanksgiving with Florida family

Visiting our church in Buckhannon, WV

Marie Briggs, Lancaster, Ohio

Coach Owen Handy & the Anderson University Men’s Basketball Team

Coach Nate Frank, Chicago, IL

Halver family, Chicago, IL

Parents from Lapeer, Michigan

Portia (Wright) Mansfield, Kenton, Ohio

Lentinis, First Baptist, Mifflintown, PA

Alan Beck, Altoona, PA

Back in Virginia with family

Off to Texas, Paul & Eunice Keiser

 

Lunch with Bob Mathews, Georgetown, TX

Wes & Pam Davis, McKinney, TX

Jason & Leah Womack, Oklahoma

Coach Feemster & Trinity Christian, Addison, TX

Starr family, Tyler, TX

Tyler players & staff that served at L’Arcada

Coaches meeting at Grace, Tyler, TX

Schmutzlers, Arlington, VA

We got to see snow!!!

Christmas with the Choats

Visiting D.C. with Watson & Diana Morgan

Car races with the littlest grand

Dad & Mom Bintz, Vero Beach, FL

At the races with the grandkids

June DePaul, St. Pete, FL

Katie & Cindy, St. Pete, FL

Speaking at our final church, Victory Bible, Hammonton, NJ

Former student athletes from Victory Christian, Williamstown, NJ

Last stop…family in Ocean View, NJ, Cindy’s siblings


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Basketball Camp at L’Arcada 2017

Boys & Girls Basketball

Pastor Bruce, training week speaker

Worship with our team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daughter, Julie, serving with us

Our grandkids were some of the American campers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandson Jayden wanting the ball!

Former Lakers coach, Randy Pfund, guest clinician

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our counseling team serving 8 tepees

Heading up our coaching staff, Nate and Owen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shooting drills during morning session

The girls enjoyed some good competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food is great at L’Arcada

Final Ceremony at the end of camp


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American Football/Volleyball Camp at L’Arcada 2017

Blue Team

Red Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volleyball Girls

Goodwill Volleyball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worship Team during training week

Our speaker, Justin Brown, FCA Chapel and former college football player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great coaches

Volleyball Coaches, Mark & Kim Foster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our counselors, 10 tepees of campers!

The counselors worked hard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volleyball action on our new courts

Volleyball by night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coaches meeting with the girls for the first time

Football players meeting with the coaches for the first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action on the field

Staff had to go out of their comfort zones!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So thankful for those who served so willingly

Faithful ladies who served in the kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday night special dinner


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What happened in March at L’Arcada


Football Clinic in Barcelona, March 4-5

Sponsored by Camp L’Arcada

Coaches/Former Players: Pat Lee. Marquel Neasman, Josiah Cravalho, Greg Romeus, & Rob Keefe

Pat Lee brought his College and Super Bowl Championship Rings

 

 

Dave sharing with some parents

Dave talking to the players about coming to L’Arcada this summer

Teams from Florence, South Carolina,  March 11-18
The King’s Academy Volleyball/Boys Basketball Teams

Played four matches and this was the Monday Night game vs. La Salle.

Great Sportsmanship!

Fellowship after the game was so important in building relationships and inviting the Spanish players to camp

 

 

 

 

 

Great volleyball!

Coach Bochette during a break in the action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday night vs. Club Vilafant

Teaching the S.C. group team building games that we use in the summer camps

Each night the team gave a small gift to each Spanish player

Boys Basketball Team from
Big Rapids, Michigan March 27-April 1

Tuesday night game vs. Sant Joan ended in a tie after one overtime

Most important time…sharing after the game

An awesome week of basketball and ministry with these guys

Time out…before a big win

 

 

 


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Summer 2016

So excited to have daughter Julie and three grands come to serve with us for two weeks!

So excited to have daughter Julie and three grands come to serve with us for two weeks!

Basketball campers at L'Arcada

Basketball campers at L’Arcada

Basketball Day Camp

Basketball Day Camp

Grand daughter, Morgan, got to participate in the basketball day camp and make friends with the Spanish campers!

Grand daughter, Morgan, got to participate in the basketball day camp and make friends with the Spanish campers!

Grandson, Caleb, with his Pop Pop!

Grandson, Caleb, with his Pop Pop!

Grand daughter, Kimmy, having a good time at English Camp with her tepee buddies!

Grand daughter, Kimmy, having a good time at English Camp with her tepee buddies!

Fam Archery

Julie & Dave teaching archery during English Camp

Happy faces at L'Arcada

Happy faces at L’Arcada (mostly)

Devotional time each day is muy importante!!!

Devotional time each day is muy importante!!!

Cindy spends a lot of her time on the kitchen staff...gotta eat!!!

Cindy spends a lot of her time on the kitchen staff…gotta eat!!!

Very unique camp and way to share the Gospel!

Very unique camp and way to share the Gospel!

Three weeks of American Indian Camp!

Three weeks of American Indian Camp!

Dave teaching basketball with the campers during Indian Camps

Dave teaching basketball with the campers during Indian Camps

Family Camp Fun with a Circus Theme

Family Camp Fun with a Circus Theme

Campers arriving for camp and gettig settled in their tepee for the week

Campers arriving for camp and getting settled in their tepee for the week

Adventure Camp with an 1800's Sherlock Holmes Theme

Adventure Camp with an 1800’s Sherlock Holmes Theme

Some of the L'Arcada staff...wouldn't you like to join us in Spain for two weeks?

Some of the L’Arcada staff…wouldn’t you like to join us in Spain for two weeks?

More themed dressed gals greeting the campers as they arrive

More themed dressed gals greeting the campers as they arrive

Creative fun for the campers

Creative fun for the campers

Dave doing a basketball session at Adventure Camp

Dave doing a basketball session at Adventure Camp

Adventure staff doing his magic for the campers!

Adventure staff doing his magic for the campers!

L'Arcada police...watch out!

L’Arcada police…watch out!


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Getting Ready for Camping Season!

At L’Arcada…
Cabins 3…the Spring is preparation time for Summer Ministry!  God provided five different teams from the United States to help us…what an amazing blessing!!!  Because the Spanish government finally approved our expansion plans (after 15 years of trying), we are beginning to add winterized cabins.  Through many gifts and talented contractors, the first two cabins are under construction! Praise God!! We will be able to house more campers and start to add weekend retreats! Cabins 4Please continue to pray for God’s provision as we look to add even more cabins in the future.

 

It takes much work to get the property ready for the campers and next weekend is a Dave Cleaning 2016big Open House.  Our staff works together to prepare…scrubbing, sweeping, getting the tepees up, Cindy Cleaning 2016mopping, mowing, raking, and lots more!

 

 

Camper registrations continue to come in…please pray with us that we will see the camp packed out this summer giving us the opportunity to share the Gospel with hundreds of young people and families!  Tepees 2016

The tepees are up, our maintenance director has been working hard to have everything running efficiently, and we still have to clean the 13 platform tents in the wooded areas surrounding the tepees, but we are almost there!

Dave and I celebrated two years of living in Spain this past week! We are so very grateful to the Lord for all He has done in our lives and the way He has provided for us! We are thankful for the ministry partners that He has given us…we are amazed and humbled at His faithfulness!

I Thess. 5:24 “God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.” (NLT)  

 

 

 

 


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1ST ANNUAL “LBI” IS A GREAT SUCCESS!!!

 

We are so grateful to God for His provision and blessing on LBI and to all those who came to serve!

We are so grateful to God for His provision and blessing on LBI and to all those who came to serve!

BCN Day

Sightseeing in Barcelona with part of our staff

Team Building Activities

Team Building Activities

Bible study with Pastor Raul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camper choosing his uniform at registration.

Camper choosing his uniform at registration

Some of our staff at the Goodwill Games

Some of our staff at the Goodwill Games

Our players were a great testimony at the Goodwill Games

Our players were a great testimony at the Goodwill Games

Girls Goodwill Game was intense and ended in a tie...and they shared gifts with the opposing team

Girls Goodwill Game was intense and ended in a tie…and they shared gifts with the opposing team

 

Some of our Spanish Campers

Some of our Spanish Campers

Girls Counselors

Girls Counselors

Guy Counselors

Counselors for the guys

Serving

Serving

Mom...they can play basketball AND help in the kitchen!

Mom…they can play basketball AND help in the kitchen!

One of our Spanish campers at the free throw line

One of our Spanish campers at the free throw line

Scorekeepers and fans

Scorekeepers and fans

Texas at the free throw line!

Texas at the free throw line!

Nightly meeting on the courts after the games

Nightly meeting on the courts after the games

Coaches serving the campers for a special Friday night dinner

Coaches serving the campers for a special Friday night dinner

5 on 5 Boys Champs

5 on 5 Boys Champs

5 on 5 Girls Champs

5 on 5 Girls Champs

Marc & Dan

Director of LBI and his “right-hand men”

Thank you, Raul, and also Nate...you both were great referees!

Thank you, Raul, and also Nate…you both were great referees!

Special friends and hard workers!!!

Special friends and hard workers!!!  Thank you to all of our staff for serving at L’Arcada Basketball International!!!

Our terrific coaching staff

Our terrific coaching staff


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Activity at Camp Begins – Summer 2015!

Our staff at L'Arcada is working hard to serve the campers this summer!

Our staff at L’Arcada is working hard to serve the campers this summer!

We had three work teams that came from the States in May from Texas and South Carolina!

We had three work teams that came from the States in May from Texas and South Carolina!

Beautifying the grounds as we prepared for the Open House event

Beautifying the grounds as we prepared for the Open House.

The work teams accomplished much...painting, cleaning, and building new bunk beds!

The work teams accomplished much…painting, cleaning, and building new bunk beds for the platform tents!

WT 2

Great fellowship in our home with part of the work team from S. Carolina.

A special visit from St. Pete...David & Pat Ritter joined us in Banyoles for an afternoon!  Sweet fellowship!

A special visit from St. Pete…David & Pat Ritter joined us in Banyoles for an afternoon! Sweet fellowship!

The Davis and Culver Team from McKinley, Texas who helped us greatly this Spring!

The Davis and Culver Team from McKinley, Texas who helped us greatly this Spring!

We got to take one of the S. Carolina work teams for a day out to Tossa de Mar

We got to take one of the S. Carolina work teams for a day out to Tossa de Mar.


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Morocco Ministry in Pictures

On the first morning, they set us up like a press conference as we introduced ourselves.

On the first morning, they set us up like a press conference as we introduced ourselves.

Coaching staff:   Peter, Dave & Derek

Coaching staff:
Peter, Dave & Derek

X's & O's

X’s & O’s

Moroccan players so willing to learn

Moroccan players so willing to learn

Teaching man-to-man defense

Teaching man-to-man defense

Players wanted their picture taken with Coach

Players wanted their picture taken with Coach

Talented female players too

Talented female players too

This clinic was about building relationships

This clinic was about building relationships

Some really good raw talent

Some really good raw talent

Dribbling drills

Dribbling drills


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