ORRINGTON, Maine — A youth football camp that teaches the sport’s fundamentals, coupled with Biblical lessons, will be held at Calvary Chapel School on July 7-11.
“Campers can expect to learn a lot about American football and some fundamentals about Jesus Christ that will help them play more effectively and confidently,” camp director Mike Karnas, the former director of the NFL’s Junior Player Development Program in Maine, said in a news release.
The Lion of Judah Football Youth Day Camp is open to boys ages 8-12, entering grades 3-7, and is conducted by Karnas and his staff with lessons for first time and experienced youth players.
Particular attention will be given to correct tackling techniques and safety, according to Karnas.
All equipment is provided. The five days will also feature a scrimmage and/or an officiated game every day. Players will get to demonstrate their new techniques in drills with someone of their own age, weight, and ability.
The Lion of Judah Football Camp is the only tackle football camp of its kind New England, according to Karnas.
“Surprise speakers from the football and faith community also participate,” he said. “Former speakers have been University of Maine Black Bear football coach Jack Cosgrove, Husson College football coach Gabby Price, and former secret service agent, pastor, and player from the movie, ‘Remember the Titans,’ John Leber.”
Those seeking more info on the camp, may visit its website: lionofjudahfootball.org