Colton Corner: Basketball camp brings in funds for boosters
This is the 24th year that Teresa and Greg Adams have hosted the Mount Hood Basketball Team Camp as fundraiser for Colton Boosters.
Over the years, the Adam's team camp has raised more than $110,000 for sports and activities in the Colton School District. The team camps are for high school girls' and boys' teams. There are also youth day camps for elementary and middle school basketball players.
High School teams that come from a distance stay at Camp Adams. A boys' team member from Dufur said the camp was beautiful and a great place to stay and share team time.
"We have used the Camp Adams facility for the 24 years we have had the camp," Greg Adams said. "We hope to continue that great relationship."
This year, the high school girls' team camp, held June 16-19, had seven schools participating: Phoenix (which brought two teams) Amity, Colton, Days Creek, Country Christian, Damascus Christian and Dufur.
Two college head women's basketball coaches, Chad Meadors from Northwest Christian University and Matt Gregg from Warner Pacific, each gave 90-minute clinics during the camp.
The playoff round had Phoenix and Damascus playing for the championship with Damascus winning by two points.
The boys' camp was held June 19-22 with five schools participating: Colton, Country Christian, Days Creek, Dufur, and Spray/Mitchell. Dufur won the championship game against Days Creek 39-37.
Michael Irving from Colton said he enjoyed the camp and learned a lot, saying his shooting form is much better and he will definitely be back next year.
Giving 90-minute clinics at the boys' camp were Brian Stamme, assistant head coach of the Clackamas Coummunity College men's team and Mitch Freeman, head men's coach at Corban University.
The younger kids' camps are June 24 -27 with 41 kids playing in the K-4 camp and 38 kids in the fifth through ninth grade camp.