IMPORTANT UPDATE: This summer, in response to safety precautions surrounding COVID-19, FSI is offering the same retreat but in one-day "sprints." Click here for more information and to register.
The FSI Retreat is for high school student-athletes who profess a Christian faith and desire to grow spiritually. Preference will be given to student athletes in the Central Texas area.
You can apply online.
Student athletes are paired with a mentor on the first night of the retreat. Mentors are college students, graduate students, and young adults who understand sports and sports culture and are passionate about the spiritual formation of youth. FSI trains mentors to be able to lead student athletes in small groups and competition. During the Retreat mentors will build relationships with three to four participants and will intentionally continue in those relationships for a full year following the Retreat.
The 2021 Faith & Sport Institute Retreat will be June 13-19. Mentors will report three days earlier on June 9 for pre-retreat training.
The retreat will take place at Baylor’s Truett Seminary and on other parts of the Baylor Campus including dorms, cafeterias, and the Student Life Center. There will be planned activities outside of campus (in the greater Waco area) throughout the retreat.
- Bible, journal, and pen
- Athletic clothing (shorts, t-shirts, court shoes, running shoes)
- Medications or braces, etc.*
- Modest swimsuit and towel
- Slides or sandals
- Toiletries and towel
- XL twin bed sheets, blanket, and pillow or sleeping bag
- One business casual outfit
- Casual clothes for dorm
- Spending money for snacks or souvenirs
*All medication will be checked in during registration and an FSI representative will go over with students and parents the procedures and policies for medications while on campus.
An emergency contact number will be provided to parents/guardians at retreat registration. Though cell phone use will be limited during the Retreat, participants will be given a certain time each day when they may use their phones.
One of Baylor's residence halls - TBD
Parking is limited on campus. All participants who are driving to the retreat must report their vehicle to the retreat office and obtain a temporary parking permit. Parking information will be available upon registration on the first day of the retreat. Parking is open to the public on weekends; however, parking guidelines are in effect Monday through Friday. Baylor Parking Guidelines
On Saturday, June 19, there will be a free Parent & Coach Seminar at 10:00am followed by Closing Ceremonies at 11:00am. We encourage parents to attend as much of both sessions as possible. The retreat concludes at noon on Saturday, June, 19.
Mentors need to have relatable experience, provide care-giving assistance, and be attentive listeners who encourage and inspire students. Mentors need to be college students, graduate students, or spiritual leaders under 30 years of age. Mentors need to possess an understanding of sports culture and exemplify a Christian worldview. Click here to be a mentor.
The retreat cost is $595 and covers food, housing, etc. There is financial assistance available, which will be distributed based on need.
There is a section included in the student application where the need for financial assistance can be established.
- Register and pay the $75 non-refundable deposit
- Medical Information and Release Form
- Baylor University Disciplinary Procedures
- Summer Program Behavioral Expectations
- Form A
- Form D
- Media Waiver
- Pay the remainder of your account balance or bring a check to the Retreat