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900 teenagers from Texas play an epic quidditch-inspired game in Fort Walton Beach

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, approximately 900 teenagers clad in vibrant t-shirts arrived at a City of Fort Walton Beach recreation field to compete in a game that combined elements […]

City of Fort Walton Beach Public Information Office

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, approximately 900 teenagers clad in vibrant t-shirts arrived at a City of Fort Walton Beach recreation field to compete in a game that combined elements of ultimate frisbee and quidditch, played on inflatable hopper balls. 

  • These teenagers, from grades 7th through 12th, were accompanied by around 200 adult volunteer chaperones. They all belonged to a youth group visiting from Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

According to the City of Fort Walton Beach, Prestonwood Church has been organizing its annual “Beach Camp” in the area for the past five years.

This highly anticipated event provides an opportunity for the youth to enjoy our area’s stunning beaches, engage in fellowship and bible study within smaller groups, and attend services at the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach. 

  • The week-long excursion will conclude on Friday when the group embarks on their journey back home, utilizing more than 20 charter coach buses.
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Talking about their time in Fort Walton Beach, Nextgen Pastor Jason Mick from Prestonwood Church expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome they received. “The beaches are beautiful; the people are friendly; everyone we’ve worked with has been so gracious,” Mick shared. “We always feel welcome here.”

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“Would like to know this as well.”
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“This is Awesome/ Thank You for Your Service Reuse an Recycle”
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“Carolyn, there is two of them this year, the one at the fairgrounds is still on the 27th”
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“I thought this was scheduled for April 27th at Fair grounds in FWB.”
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“Is there a limit on the amount?”
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“Couldn’t the tennis courts be used for Pickle Ball Courts?”
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“How come we haven't heard about any charges or anything about the person who hit this lady ?”
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“Stayed at the Calypso resort last week. Overran with immaturity. Teens were throwing beer bottles from the balcony and dog shit while kids were swimming in the pools below.”
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