We strongly recommend that all
students participate in rigorous physical activity four hours a week. Students
may exercise on their own, participate in sports, or join recreation classes
(see below). Many students designate the time period from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
each day for exercise. Students may also exercise at other times in their
schedule, of course.
are required to enroll in a course entitled “Health Related Fitness” during the
second forest academy of the first year. This class is offered by the
Department of Exercise and Sport Science.
Courses — All students are invited to participate regularly in recreation
classes. Various classes are taught from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Department of
Exercise and Sport Science offers a variety of recreation courses during the
school year, such as:
activities based on student interest
programs are also offered. Swimming and tennis lessons are offered at a reduced
rate to students at the swimming pool or the Recreation Center.
Programs: The Department offers a variety of recreational sports programs
for the whole community. Sports clubs are organized in a number of sports
including archery, basketball, fencing, kayaking, soccer, tennis, volleyball,
table tennis, and ultimate frisbee. These clubs determine practice and
competition schedules and provide their own coaching from among club members.
Leagues for each of these sports are sometimes organized during the year. Other
clubs may be formed based on student interest.
Other Recreation Activities and Outdoor Adventure: A variety of other recreational
activities (on and off campus) are also available to the community, including:
aerobics, camping, cross-country skiing, golf, horseback riding,
roller-skating, frisbee-golf, swimming, and windsurfing.
For students eager
for outdoor adventure, the Department periodically offers one- to three-day
excursions on weekends between academic blocks. These exhilarating,
professionally supervised adventures include activities such as alpine skiing,
rock climbing in the scenic rock parks of the Midwest, kayaking the Wolf
River’s white water, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, long canoe trips,
or sailboarding the wide lakes of the Midwest. For details, please call ext.