Athletic activity at Alpine Academy occurs in many different ways. The athletic program as a whole is designed to create opportunities for students with a variety of athletic interests, from meditative yoga to competitive play. Students at Alpine will be able to experience physical activity regardless of their individual skill, in a way that is fun and engaging.
Informal opportunities to exercise and be active are woven into the everyday routine at Alpine Academy. The Fitness and Arts Center creates a great place for gathering and having fun for all the homes. The Center is designed to allow a variety of activities to occur at once, keeping interest levels high, encouraging hours of active fun. Outside the Fitness center is a large campus, great for running enthusiasts and an athletic field for those who want to be out in the sun when they play. The objective of these facilities is to create accessible and entertaining ways for students to keep physically fit.
Students at Alpine Academy get the opportunity to participate in intramural sports every quarter. This allows those students who have particular skill and interest in a team sport to be a part of a team and compete to improve those skills. The students work together as a home-team to compete against the students in the other homes on campus in basketball, softball, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee. These sports competitions allow the students opportunities to learn new hobbies, stay active, and also practice good teamwork and sportsmanship.
Students may have the opportunity to participate in additional physical activities in the community such as water aerobics, swimming, judo, dance, and other sporting activities. Each student’s desire and ability to participate in these community activities will be assessed by her treatment team and discussed with parents prior to her participation.