Sports are a great way for children to learn about teamwork, respect for authority and sportsmanship. The sad part is all those things are being lost in today’s sporting society. With the 12th Rock Sports Camps and Upward® Sports programs, these key essentials are included to create the best sports experience for each child that participates.

12th Rock Ministries

Vision Statement:

“Using Sports to engage, and empower, this generation to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ!”


Mission Statement:
Creating opportunities for youth in the Northeast to experience God through camps, sports, and missions.  Building on the Rock of Jesus Christ by teaching Godly values and discipline!


Upward Sports® Values:
THE EXPECTATIONS OF GOD MOMENTS – We believe that God is at work all around us.
THE LIFE OF INTEGRITY – We believe that how we live is more important than what we say.
THE DISCIPLINE OF EXCELLENCE – We believe in serving that exceeds expectations.
THE PRIORITY OF CHILDREN – We believe that Every Child is A Winner.


This is 12th Rock’s Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We believe in one God, who exists as three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19) (1 John 5:7)

We believe in the deity (John 10:30), virgin birth (Matthew 1:23), perfect humanity and sinless life (1 Peter 2:22), atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3), bodily resurrection (Matthew 28:6), and the ascension (Acts 1:9) of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation from sin and the sole mediator between God and man (Acts 4:12) (1 Timothy 2:5)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, through whose ministry, believers today are empowered to live a godly life (1 Corinthians 2:10-13)

We believe that man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is a gift each person receives when they repent of their sins to God and put their faith in Jesus Christ. Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike (1 Corinthians 1:30-31) (Hebrews 10:9-10)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Those who place their faith in Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one unified body, with Christ as the Head. The purpose of this unified body, the church, is to glorify God by: building itself up in faith, instruction of the Word, fellowship, and proclaiming the gospel to the entire world (Matthew 28:18-20) (1 Corinthians 12:13)