Winshape Foundation camp returns for a fifth year


WinShape Camp, presented by Chick-Fil-A, will be held once again at Calvary Chapel in Viera.

Viera Voice Courtesy of Calvary Chapel


Learning the techniques to become proficient in a selection of skills is a portion of the immense fun and attraction to participating in the WinShape Camps for Communities in June in Viera.

To create experiences that transform is the mission of WinShape Foundation ministries. The camp will return June 18 to 22 for its fifth year at the Calvary Chapel in Viera.

The Calvary Chapel, as host, could not make the event happen without the help of the entire community, according to Mary Farrier, the camp host and communication spokeswoman from the church for the project.

“The kids love it and have a blast and there is something to do for everybody,” Farrier said. “Ages accepted are completed first grade through completed ninth grade for one week from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a cost of $214. Each camper selects three skills to learn for the week.

“WinShape Foundation trains and pays college students to learn skills and then transports them in numbers to camp locations during the summer,” Farrier said. “Twenty-nine college students will arrive this year in Viera to teach the skills of archery, basketball, cheerleading, crafts, dance, fast food (cooking), flag football, girl world (which is stuff for girls like polishing nails); gymnastics, lacrosse, Man land (that is teaching men to be gentlemen), soccer, wacky science, yard games and under construction.”

Established in 1985 in Georgia by the Chick-fil-A owners Truett and Jeannette Cathy, the camp enables participants to sharpen their characters, deepen their Christian faiths and grow in their relationships with others.

The chapel can host 545 children. Last year, 539 children attended the camp which made it one of the largest camps for communities in the nation according to Farrier. The current camp session is 77 percent filled at this time.

During the last day of camp, the children will show their families and parents what they learned during a day-long picnic catered by the Viera Chick-Fil-A.

“There is so much energy,” Farrier said about the camp and the children participating. “The kids have so much fun with the skills and the staff that comes in is so fun. But, we could not do this without the sponsorships throughout the community and the donations from businesses. It is a whole community effort.”

To register for camp, go to