Auburn Adventist Academy Senior Survival Builds Team Spirit

The senior class of 2009 spent Sept. 26–28 on a weekend retreat bonding, camping, playing, working and worshipping together.

In addition to traditions like selecting class officers and relaxing on the grounds of beautiful Fort Flagler, the students were divided into six groups, participating in group-building games and camp assignments.

"I was a part of the blue team," says Mari Marin, senior student from Buckley, Wash. "I really liked being a part of the group and it helped me get to know other people a lot better."

Students also experienced an Agape supper with communion and foot washing, worship thoughts presented by peers, singing around the campfire and delicious meals prepared by Ramon Costelo, one of Auburn Adventist Academy's new staff members.

"The purpose for the weekend was to help students intermingle and become a closer knit family," says Walter Turner, vice principal and head sponsor. "Learning they must work together to accomplish the goals set before them will not only benefit them this school year, but help them be successful in life."

November 01, 2008 / Washington Conference