For the Love of the Team AAA Students Attend NBC Team Camp

Three, two, one! The buzzer blared seconds after the Falcons, the girls' basketball team of Auburn Adventist Academy, received possession of the ball, and outmanned, out of position, and utterly exhausted, fought to stay in the game.

With the swoosh of the game-winning three point shot, the 10 participating members of the Falcons basketball team won a team-building game during the Northwest Basketball Camp (NBC) at Upper Columbia Academy.

Team Camp, during the week of June 25–29, offered the 22 participating teams an opportunity to develop individual as well as teamwork skills. The Christian camp also challenged the young people to focus on a healthy lifestyle, good values, building of friendships, and a relationship with God.

"After all the time we spent together, we are a lot closer as a team," said Niki Freitas, a junior from Bonney Lake, Wash. "During our breaks we would sit and hang out together [with Puget Sound Adventist Academy and other schools]. I really enjoyed becoming better friends with them, and it was nice because it didn't feel like we had to be rivals."

This is the second consecutive year for an Auburn Adventist Academy team to attend NBC. Falcons coach, Gordon Onsager, was pleased with how the team built their game skills while building team spirit and developing their spiritual walk.

August 01, 2007 / Washington Conference