Recently, 140 fifth to eighth graders from seven territory schools tumbled out of vans, cars, and a hired bus at Rio Lindo Academy.
Part athletic field trip and part reunion, Rio’s annual sports camp is a longstanding tradition inviting every NCC school, including homeschoolers, to attend.
Basic skills are taught for football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and softball. The workshop is staffed by volunteers ranging from retired athletic coaches, pastors, teachers, and current Rio students.
One parent identified the importance of her 7th grader connecting with the Rio high-schoolers by saying, “They are so patient with our kids, it’s really neat to see them coach just like the adults. My son talks about sports camp the whole year!”
A visiting teacher said, “Our kids don’t get the kind of specialized sports skills training and practice at our school like they have here. I watch and learn the drills too, so we can use them for weeks after sports camp.”
Featured in Northern Lights • October 13, 2022