Turning Winds is a place of active lifestyles where physical development via sports plays an important role. Our large campus features a basketball court, a soccer field, a softball field, and even a sand volleyball court. Next to the field, we have an activity building that houses a workout room where staff can help guide plans and routines.
In the winter, the sports fields take on a different role as a snowy landscape for creativity. Just as competitive as an organized sport, kids get to build elaborate snow forts and ice sculptures that test their imaginations and engineering skills. No matter what they work with on any given day, these giant spaces are a great place to let off steam but still learn something along the way.
Teens are well known for being filled with energy, and it’s important that they have an outlet to use up that energy in a healthy and constructive way outside. These fields help provide the area for larger organized outdoor sports. Not only does it provide an enjoyable way to stay physically active, but there are other benefits too.
It is here that we teach the importance of teamwork, how to deal with both victory and defeat, and how to handle the pressures of competition. It can also provide teens with a sense of identity and belonging as part of a team, which can be immensely rewarding.
Sports can also help teens to stay motivated and disciplined. This is because they are held to a high standard in order to compete, which helps to build strong character traits and teaches them the importance of responsibility.