Recreation & Experiential Learning

Being located in Central Oregon, The Academy at Sisters offers endless recreational opportunities for students and families.

Central Oregon is home to several wilderness areas and National Parks including: Crater Lake National Park, the Cascade Mountains, Summer Lake Hot Springs, Painted Hills National Fossil area, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Smith Rock State Park, Newberry Crater, and the Lava Lands. Because of our location, Academy at Sisters is able to offer endless recreational opportunities for our students and families.

The beautiful high desert town of Bend, Oregon lends itself to a variety of world class outdoor recreational opportunities, festivals, and events which the girls participate in year-round.

Off-campus activities may include:

Alpine, cross-country skiing and snowboarding at beautiful Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, rock climbing at world famous Smith Rock State Park, rafting on the Deschutes River, canoeing and camping at any of the pristine Cascade lakes, spelunking, mountain biking, hiking, charity races, downtown festivals and events, community service learning projects, volunteering with dog agility, Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center and much more.

On-campus activities may include:
Soccer, running, jogging, basketball, yoga, pilates, dance, music, art, drama and horseback riding.

“Coloring, singing, dancing together. I’ve learned to accept my peers for who they are, no matter what their past embodies. Through visits to alpaca farms and races down water rapids, I’ve become comfortable befriending others with a light-spectrum of personalities.”

-Academy Graduate