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Mega Fun with Mega Sports
Hip hip hooray for Mega Sports: (L-R) Brooke Craft, Maddie Moulton and Ansley Pignolet
Passing by Main Street this week, one can't help but notice enthusiastic packs of sweaty children dribbling soccer and basketballs or cart-wheeling across the lawn at Conyers First UMC. The church kicked off the first of three weeks of Mega Sports camps on Monday.

Director of Children's Ministries Nancy Pye said, "We're having a great week! Kids are discovering character building concepts while pumping up their self-confidence and learning or improving their sports skills through drills and practice games."

The day kicks off with singing and dancing at opening rally before campers head off to their respective sports. The morning's sports sessions are intermixed with huddle time breaks with object and Bible lessons. Pye says many of the "awesome" staff of volunteer coaches are PE teachers in the school system as well as high school and college athletes.

In an essay she voluntarily wrote, 11-year-old basketball program participant Sophie "Downtown" Chapar tells of an object lesson that tied in the '81 Los Angeles Lakers with Moses. "The Lakers were the best team in the NBA, but were knocked out of playoffs in the first round because they suffered from what their coach called the ‘disease of me'," she goes on to relate how this moral ‘our opponent may not be who we think it is' to, "Moses had to face three opponents - himself, the pharaoh and the Israelites. Through this tough time, he had to remember God was stronger than all of his opponents."

The next two weeks of Mega Sports Camp are June 28th-July 2nd featuring soccer, basketball and cheerleading and July12th-16th with baseball, basketball and cheerleading. Geared for children ages K-5th, the camp runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m and is $75 per week. For more information, go to or call (770)483-4236 x117 or 128.