Frequently Asked Questions
The FSI Retreat is for high school student-athletes who are entering their junior or senior year, profess a Christian faith, have a Christian worldview, and reside in Central Texas.
You can apply online.
Mentors are a part of the Faith & Sport Institute (FSI) team and will be introduced the first night of the retreat. They are seniors in college or graduate students who identify as athletes and have some biblical and theological training. During the retreat mentors will build relationships with three to five 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, Closing Ceremonies at 11:00am, and lunch at 12:00pm. We encourage parents to attend as much as possible.
Mentors need to have relatable experience, provide care-giving assistance, and be attentive listeners who encourage and inspire students. Mentors need to be seniors in college, graduate students, or spiritual leaders under 30 years of age located currently in the Waco/Central Texas area, who have understanding of sport’s culture and exemplify a Christian worldview. Check 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.