The boys get lots of exercise on the hills and trails of the Deer Valley Campus, walking from the cottages to the cafeteria, the school and other buildings and recreational areas several times a day.
In the afternoons, every group of boys has a certain amount of free time to relax, have fun and take a break from structured campus life.
The basketball court and the picnic area are popular places for the children to spend their free time. But often, the boys choose to take walks, play around the creeks that run through the campus or read in the cottages.
A group of five tents in the center of the campus provides the staff and kids with gathering places for fun activities or to hold outdoors life skills lessons.
In the spring and summer, the staff and children practice their gardening skills tending to flower beds and a vegetable garden. Most of the boys find they enjoy learning to plant, landscape and watch their flowers or crops grow.
Those boys who reach their behavioral goals and make progress on their treatment earn extra privileges, such as additional personal time in the evenings for reading, listening to music or doing other activities they enjoy.