All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
Elevations RTC, a residential treatment center for teens ages 13-18, welcomes the warmer weather of Spring and Summer by shifting recreational programming from the skiing and snowboarding of winter months to rock climbing and water sports.
During the spring months, students will take part in rock climbing, in both indoor and outdoor settings. The rock climbing unit of recreational programming will focus on technical skills such as belaying and equipment as well as less tangible skills such as grit, resiliency, and trust. During summer, recreation programming shifts to water sports. Students who are eligible to go off campus participate in these outings each week on Friday or Saturday.
“On campus, students have the opportunity to take part in a 1.5 hour weekly after school club of their choosing,” says Amber Boyce, Recreation Director of Elevations RTC. “We always offer multiple options at a time (with both active and non-active options), that occur in 6 week blocks to give the maximum amount of choice to our students. At the end of April our next block of clubs includes the following: Pickleball Club, Painting Club, and Field-Sports Club. These clubs allow our students to learn about healthy hobbies, habits, and build appropriate peer relationships.”
In addition to clubs and off-campus recreation activities, students will have the chance to participate in the annual San Rafael Triathlon. Elevations takes part in this triathlon every year and this activity is optional for students. Students who choose to participate in the triathlon began their gradual training regimen on April 29th and will continue training until the triathlon takes place on July 13th.
“This is a sprint triathlon, and we will be helping our students learn how to swim, run, and road bike over these next couple of months,” says Boyce. “Each year students who complete this activity come away with a strong sense of commitment, follow-through, self-efficacy, and a great sense of accomplishment.”
The recreation team at Elevations RTC works as a part of each student’s treatment team to ensure a truly holistic approach. All the activities offered through the recreation program at Elevations are planned and executed intentionally to ensure students are gaining both the hard skills and the soft skills that can contribute to their success.
“Through our program our students have the opportunity to increase their physical activity, which can improve mental health,” says Boyce. “They also build grit as they work through new and difficult activities, exercise leadership and teamwork, learn about positive decision making, and apply what they have learned in their therapeutic process to a real-world setting.”
Learn more about recreation programming at Elevations RTC by visiting https://www.elevationsrtc.com/our-community/recreation-programming/ or by calling 855-290-9681.
About Elevations RTC
Elevations RTC is a unique residential treatment center that works with all students ages 13 - 18. Elevations offers guidance, support and relief to students struggling with issues like trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral problems, and substance use. Elevations RTC is located in Utah and provides specialized, clinically intensive programs to struggling teens. For more information, please call 1-855-290-9681 or visit our website https://www.elevationsrtc.com/