||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.
First-year students 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.
Recreation 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:
plus other activities based on student interest
Personal training programs are also offered. Swimming and tennis lessons are offered at a reduced rate to students at the swimming pool or the Recreation Center.
Sports 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. 1163 (641-472-1163).