Crossfire basketball camps coming to Waynesville June 30

Jun 10, 2014
Photo by: Donated photo Randy Shepherd teaches campers the fundamentals of shooting a basketball.

This year’s 24th annual Randy Shepherd and Jamie Johnson Crossfire Ministries Basketball Camp is returning to the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department.

For the past two decades, Crossfire Ministries has been reaching out to people and youth with basketball and the Gospel.

The half-day basketball camps will be making its stop in Waynesville from June 30 through July 3. The camps will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome and registration costs $75.

The half-day camps will continue into Asheville and will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on July 14-18 at Asheville School. Children ages 6 to 17 are welcome and registration costs $90.

The camps will continue through July 24. Since the camp started in 1993, more than 12,000 youth ages 6-18 have come through the camps, according to Shepherd.

The goal of the camps is to provide Christian, fun-filled, learning experiences. The camps are designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball and give campers added game experience. They will also hear the gospel of Jesus Christ along with hearing messages grounded in Christ that provide many principles for living in today’s world.

Crossfire Ministries also awards scholarships to players who play on high school basketball teams in Western North Carolina.

The camp will provide teaching and fundamentals such as shooting, passing, ball handling, and defense, fun competition, including five-on-five games. There will also be testimonies and share time dealing with age appropriate issues.

For an application or for more information, call the Waynesville Recreation Center at 456-2030 or email