The FSI Retreat is for high school student-athletes who profess a Christian faith and desire to grow spiritually.

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 2023 Faith & Sport Institute Retreat will be June 14-17.

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.

  • Bible, journal, and pen
  • Athletic clothing (shorts, t-shirts, court shoes, running shoes)
  • Medications or braces, etc.*
  • Slides or sandals
  • Toiletries and towel
  • XL twin bed sheets, blanket, and pillow or sleeping bag
  • Pajamas
  • Casual clothes for dorm
  • Spending money for snacks or souvenirs
  • Sneakers or athletic shoes
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen

  • *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 17, there will be a free Parent & Coach Seminar at 11:30am followed by the Closing Ceremonies at 12:30pm. The Retreat concludes at 1:30pm on Saturday, June 17. We encourage parents to attend as much of both sessions as possible. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP for one or both of these events HERE.

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 $395 and covers food, housing, etc. There is financial assistance available, which will be distributed based on need.

You can request financial assistance here.

  • All of these forms are included in registration
  • Medical Information and Release Form
  • Baylor University Disciplinary Procedures
  • Summer Program Behavioral Expectations
  • Form A
  • Form D
  • Media Waiver
  • Physical
  • Pay the remainder of your account balance or bring a check to the Retreat

Your child must have a physical to participate in the retreat. Submit your child’s physical at the time of registration or bring it to Check-In.

George W. Truett Theological Seminary