Springtime is Bringing Life to Our Activities

Springtime is bringing new life to our activities!

With the recent redevelopment of our rec programming into Certified Recreational Therapy, this spring is offering new opportunities to incorporate therapeutic principles into activities on and off-campus.

April also marks the beginning of training for July’s triathalon!

Some activities we enjoy in warmer weather:

Rock climbing   |  White water rafting  |  Mountain Biking  |  Hiking


Springtime Recreational Therapy

Our Director of Recreation, Erica Yaeger, TRS, CTRS, has reworked our programming to better support students on their therapeutic journey. The implementation of this new structure allows our staff to better work alongside the clinical team, therapeutically engaging students on rec activities by incorporating principles of DBT and the PERMA model of Positive Psychology.







tri·ath·lon (noun)

an athletic contest consisting of three different events, typically swimming, cycling, and long-distance running.

Triathalon events are non-mandatory, though have become a yearly tradition at Elevations. (Some students loved last year’s Echo Triathalon so much they even participated in the Brineman in the fall!) We often have students, staff, and even the occasional parents participating in this empowering challenge.

We think these events offer a great way to stay active, discover your strengths, bond with friends, and have some fun while doing it!

Springtime also means, gardening!

Our Academic Director, Jon Kortman, teacher of Math and Agricultural Science, leads a year-round gardening course that has become a great way for our students to witness growth. We have a greenhouse on campus where students can take part in gardening, growing vegetables and flowers for our campus and the local community.

This will mark our third year teaching Agricultural Science, and we look forward to the incredible possibilities ahead as our program continues to grow.



Know a family that could benefit from recreational therapy alongside a structured therapeutic community? Our interdisciplinary team has the expertise to help.


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