DBU Hosts Annual Camp Day

A DBU Student talks to another about the DBU rec team

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University hosted 46 summer camps from around the nation recently as a part of DBU’s annual camp day. This unique opportunity allows students to connect with summer camps and learn about various ways to serve during their summer break.

“Camp Day is an amazing opportunity to visit with camps that I have never heard of before,” explained first-year student Helen Schlenker from New Mexico.  “There were so many possibilities for incredible summer experiences, but more than that, I was encouraged by getting the chance to meet these fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who are serving the Lord in an exciting environment.” 

For the past several years, DBU has worked to partner with camps throughout Texas and the surrounding states, including developing a Camp Matching Scholarship program that allows camps to designate scholarships funds for students that DBU will match up to $1,500 per academic year.

In addition, DBU developed the Camp and Sports Leadership undergraduate major that equips students who are called to camp ministry, led by Ed Walker, who also helped to organize the Camp Day event.

"Summer camps and sports programs provide life-changing experiences not only for those children and teens who participate in them, but also for the college students who serve as staff each year,” stated Ed Walker. “DBU has become a top recruiting destination because of the caliber of our students and their focus on serving others well."

Written by Dr. Blake Killingsworth

Dr. Blake Killingsworth is the Vice President for Communications at Dallas Baptist University.