Anderson University to Become Home Base for SBC Camps
Anderson campus to be summer
home for thousands of young people
Anderson University is partnering with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention to
host a series of CentriKid camps
beginning in 2011.
LifeWay will consolidate camps
previously held in various locations in the Upstate of South Carolina to the
Anderson campus, resulting in a series of 6 to 8 weeklong Southern Baptist
camps that will provide a meaningful and fun summer experience for up to 900
kids each week.
has always been a popular destination for various camps for young people, and
will continue its partnership with the popular Wayfarer camps for high school
youth, but the addition of the CentriKid camps
will provide a busy and lively campus atmosphere all summer long at AU.
extremely pleased to be able to work with a valuable Baptist partner in this
way,” said Dr. Evans Whitaker, president of Anderson University. “Not only will
the camps give thousands of young people exposure to a great university campus,
it will also provide opportunities for many of our college students to invest
in the lives of these children over the summer. These camps are often spiritually
pivotal times in the lives of attendees as they have fun while learning to
explore God’s plan for their lives.
As a Christian university, this makes our partnership with LifeWay exciting and deeply satisfying.”
information on CentriKid Camps can be
found at www2.lifeway.com/centrikid .
Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated
with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters
degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of colleges and universities
in the South, and one
of “77 Schools to Watch in America,” by U. S. News & World Report. Anderson has also been named one of “Americas
100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near
the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous
education in a supportive Christian environment.