“I joined Higher Heights in 2010 as a camper. I had such a great time that I continued to go every year, and now I’m a volunteer. Higher Heights helped me to grow athletically. But more importantly, it has taught me how to work on a team, be a better person in society, and be a stronger Christian. I also see this in many of the former campers who are now volunteers.”


“I volunteered for Higher Heights for 3 years and I have always admired the hard work people pour into camp, bounded by the dedication they have for basketball, youth, and God. Higher Heights has always been very inclusive; the environment is not embedded upon winning or losing, who’s better and who isn’t, no matter how unskilled or skilled your basketball skills are, whether you’re a believer or non-believer, everyone is able to enjoy and be a part of something which is more important than anything.”


“Higher Heights used something that I loved like basketball as a medium to introduce me to a God who has shown me the greatest love.”


“Higher Heights is more than just basketball. I didn’t expect to create friendships that lasted more than 5 years.”


“Higher Heights is playing basketball every week. It’s teammates cheering for you on the sidelines. It’s having coaches who guide you. It’s learning about God’s love. It’s a pretty good weekend.”


“As both a camper and a volunteer, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of new friends. It has allowed me to grow more mature as a person, become a better teammate, and take care of those around me.”


“I love Higher Heights because everyone treats each other like family. No matter how competitive some games can get, at the end of the day, everyone is always helping out someone else. I also love seeing the older kids helping the younger kids score the basketball.”


“As a camper, Higher Heights gave the opportunity to make a lot of new friends and have fun in a safe environment. I was surrounded by caring camp volunteers/personnel which heavily influenced me to become a volunteer as well. As a volunteer, Higher Heights still provided a wonderful environment to have fun, engage in activities and learn from fellow peers. I learned to become more responsible and to take care of others as well. I got many opportunities to explore as both a camper and volunteer.”


“Volunteering in and out of Higher Heights over the years has allowed me to witness what genuine community can look like. Solid relationships were built between volunteers as we struggled with early Saturday mornings, running drills in the sweaty gym, cheering all the campers on, and having conversations beyond our (lack of) knowledge int the game of basketball. Lasting relationships were built with campers as we worked together side by side to improve our game as a team, to give our all (which doesn’t necessarily mean having the best stats), and to see their openness to know who Jesus is and… continue again the following summer. :)”


“Every year Higher Heights offers an awesome experience as a coach to see development and growth in the young players not only in basketball but also in Christ. Every year I go back because new bonds are formed with players and coaches, and it’s a super positive environment to grow in.”