A Private Christian Boarding School

All posts in Activities

Canyonville Christian Academy students

November has arrived at Canyonville Christian Academy.  The leaves have changed and the air is cooler.  Students who arrived as strangers only 2 months ago are now life long friends.

One of the highlights of October was the annual fall festival.  This year’s theme was “Cowboys and Aliens” where students came dressed as either cowboys or aliens to a party  where there were contests and rides.  The food was weird looking but tasted good and the students had a lot of fun.

Get your November events calendar here: http://www.canyonville.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/November.pdf

Canyonville Christian Academy students

Jumping the fast moving pole

Canyonville Christian Academy students

Winner of the mechanical bull ride!

Canyonville Christian Academy students
Canyonville Christian Academy students

The 2012 Seniors and Mayfest group

On June 1, 2013 the 2012-2013 school year came to an end with an exciting but emotional graduation ceremony at this Christian Academy!

The Robert Shaffer gymnasium at Canyonville Christian Academy was filled with students, friends and family from various parts of the world.  Head of school, Cathy Lovato introduced the boarding school staff and faculty.  Graduating senior Richard Huang welcomed the guests with his Salutatorian address.  Following Valedictorian, Bella Wang gave a great speech to her fellow classmates.

Canyonville Christian Academy’s president, Doug Wead, was our commencement speaker and gave a very encouraging and motivating speech to our graduates.  The senior letters, that were read by Mrs. Stenberg and Mr. Lovato were also very emotional and full of love as the seniors selected different staff and teachers that they connected with during the school year, and wrote to them thanking them for being a part of their lives. Then Seniors gave flowers to their parents or a faculty member as those letters of appreciation were read.

Following was a beautiful finger-food reception on the gym lawn where family and friends could gather, congratulate their friends and fellow students, and take their last pictures of high school to remember everyone with.  What an amazing way to end a fabulous and great school year, especially at such a close knit boarding school as CCA!

Congratulations class of 2013!!

Canyonville Christian Academy private boarding high school

Private boarding school Canyonville Christian Academy activities department decided to make the game of basketball a little more interesting. 

A group of donkeys were invited as special guests allowing our students here at the Christian Academy, to ride them while playing a game of basketball.  As the donkeys were brought in by their riders, shouts of laughter could be heard in the gymnasium as one of our boarding students Serge Sandrali, laughing himself, tried to “guide” his donkey into center court.

Christian boarding school Canyonville Christian Academy has fun activities

Donkey basketball game at Canyonville Christian Academy

For about an hour and half, the girls challenged the boys to a basketball game played while trying to ride a stubborn donkey and throw the basketball from it’s back.  In the end, it was the Varsity boys basketball team, with their competitive edge that ended up winning the night’s game of fun donkey basketball.

What a crazy fun event for students attending this boarding school!


canyonville christian academy dines at R-Haus for JSB

Excitement was in the air this past week at private school Canyonville Christian Academy as this year’s Junior/Senior Banquet (JSB) approached.

christian boarding school junior/senior banquet

Mrs. Jami Burkhert & Azrah (junior)

Campus was a buzz of activity with preparation for the traditional unique event here at the boarding school!  Mrs. Jami Burkhert, Mrs Diane Stenberg and others were among many other staff members who were planning and setting up for the banquet. Boys were deciding who they were going to ask, while girls were talking about their beautiful dresses and showed them to teachers and faculty.

christian boarding school junior senior banquetFinally,  the long awaited day arrived! Although the Oregon weather was not very cooperative and it rained, the students still walked out from in front of the girls’ dorm, Hinn Hall, and had a wonderful time.


christian academy junior senior banquet

                                    All the boys looked handsome and the girls were stunning.

Many pictures were taken. Then, the Juniors and Seniors went with several faculty and staff  to Grants Pass to eat a lovely dinner of seafood and prime rib at R-Haus, which is along Rogue River.

CCA's Junior/Senior Banquetcanyonville christian academy dines at R-Haus for JSBBoarding School JSB at R-Haus next to Rogue River

After dinner, the students went iceskating and to the movies to watch Jurassic Park in 3-D! JSB 2013  was a fun and memorable night!  To view more history on historical events of the school please visit this page.

boarding school goes iceskating for junior senior banquet

christian academy holds fun tournament for boarding school students in canyonville, oregon

This Private Boarding School was full of fun activities this weekend, starting on Friday night with a 3-on-3 basketball Tournament!

Students and staff alike gathered their teams of 3-4 players for some healthy competition. These teams were broken up into three different brackets: Porsche, Cadillac, and Kia/Lada, determined by the skill of the team. Teams played multiple 7-minute games until the champions of each bracket were determined.


 Winning team of  top bracket

christian academy Activities - 3-on-3 Tournament

Canyonville Christian Academy holds 3-on-3 Tournament

private academy hold 3-on3 tournament in canyonville, oregon

Congratulations to the winning team!

christian academy holds iron chef competition

An Iron Chef Competition was held this past Saturday in CCA’s gym to see which group of students could cook the best meal!

CCA Activities - Iron Chef Competition

Students teamed up with their peers and chose an adult mentor. Then, they planned out the menus for their three-course meals and went shopping together to buy the ingredients. Next, the judging panel assembled, which included two of our boys’ deans, Josh Botsford and Mike Stansberry, and two of our cooks. Finally, it was time to reveal the secret ingredient… cheese!

The students were given a variety of cheeses and at least one type had to be used in every course. They were given an allotted time for each course and were scored by the judges for creativity, plating, taste, and use of the secret ingredient.


The winning team with their cooking mentor.

canyonville boarding school holds iron chef competition

The winning team includes 2 students and their History teacher Ms Lopus!

Canyonville Christian Academy and the Harlem Globetrotters

Fun Activity with the Harlem Globetrotters

Friday February 22nd, students, teachers and admin of Canyonville Christian Academy high school went to Matthew Knight Arena at University of Oregon in Eugene to watch a lively, talented exhibition game with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters.

It was a lot of fun to watch the amazing skills of the Globetrotters.  They were funny and had us laughing with their antics and we were awed by their moves and throws with a basketball.  As a special treat, the whole boarding school was invited down to the center court where the Oregon Ducks play their home games.  The students of CCA got to meet the Globetrotters and take photos.  After this event, we all headed over to Skateworld for a night of roller skating.

Canyonville Christian Academy students get a photo with Flea of the Harlem Globetrotters

boarding school, canyonville, oregon, international boarding school, christian academy, cba, canyonville bible academy

boarding school, canyonville, oregon, international boarding school, christian academy, cba, canyonville bible academy

Canyonville Christian Academy kicked off it’s welcome weekend with continental breakfasts, outdoor barbecues for lunch and dinner, Parent orientation, deans greeting new students, students settling in the dorms, and ending with it’s annual outdoor Welcome Weekend Church service on the front of the gym lawn.  The service started with Jim & Cori Burkhert leading in 3 songs of worship aided by Bill & Jami Burkhert on vocals, bass and drums.

boarding school, canyonville, oregon, international boarding school, christian academy, cba, canyonville bible academy

Following, Noel Schaak introduced alumni student Louis Liu (class of 2010) to share a few words.  Afterward Mr. Schaak shared a good message for all.  The service ended with Mrs Shaffer (class of 1941) dismissing the crowd with prayer.  Lunch was served shortly afterwards on the gym lawn.

The school week started with Student Orientation in the chapel where all the students gathered as teachers and classes were introduced.  Students were then sent to different rooms separated by class and given their course elective sheets to choose their classes.  This was followed up by registering for classes, getting assigned lockers, then a final meeting in the chapel for other announcements, ending the day with an ice cream social in the PX!  boarding school, canyonville, oregon, international boarding school, christian academy, cba, canyonville bible academy

The remainder of the week was normal adjustments to classes, schedules and dorm life.  Sports practices have also begun with soccer, volleyball and cross-country as early fall sports.  Students are getting ready for sport games that are scheduled to start as early as this week!

The end of the week brings a traditional favorite – Jet Boating down the Rogue River!

boarding school, canyonville, oregon, international boarding school, christian academy, cba, canyonville bible academy

Friday is the day when the whole school body including teachers, staff and deans go on a Jet Boat excursion down the Rogue River in Southern Oregon.

 This is a fun-filled day spent on the river with the adventure of Jet Boats going down the scenic Rogue River.  This also includes a wonderful lunch at a very nice restaurant right along the shores of the Rogue.  This is a great opportunity for all students, deans and teachers to get to know each other more and enjoy a relaxing day after a strenuous week of new adjustments.  It is definitely a favorite time for all!  




boarding school, private christian academy, international high school, christian boarding school

Devin Sales, CCA senior, was named city of Canyonville “Student of the Year” by the local Lions Club.

The honor recognized him for his Spanish language translating services for residents of the city and was presented during a banquet for 100 guests at the Seven Feathers Resort on February 17.

Private Christian High School CCA in Canyonville, Oregon

Canyonville Students Enjoy Rafting

Private Boarding Christian High School CCA in Canyonville, Oregon

Riding the rapids

It was a HOT day and Oregon’s Rogue River was cool and inviting.  All of Canyonville Christian Academy’s student body plus faculty and staff took a day off of school to head south to Gold Hill, Oregon for a rafting trip.  This is a great time for students who are new to CCA to get to know each other.  Everyone had a great time, many jumping into the cool river and many being thrown in by their friends.  The rapids were exciting and a great thrill as many students had never done this before.  Afterwards, there was a picnic in the park where students played basketball, soccer, volleyball or just laid around in the warm sun.  The annual CCA rafting trip was another success!



Private Christian High School CCA in Canyonville, Oregon

rafting with friends