Athletics, Sports & Recreation

At Red Rock Canyon School we realize the importance of sports for many of our students.  We have enthusiastic rosters for each of the sports we are involved in.

Each summer the boys show a great interest in the wrestling and football camps that we attend.  In addition to the camps and seasons we play, students are encouraged to play our recreational sports such as bowling, tennis, and golf.

We are involved in several different municipal athletic leagues including the Men’s and Women’s National Softball Association.  Softball is by far our most popular sport.

In the fall, we play 7-on-7 in the NFL’s flag football league.  The boys always do well in this league.  Our boys show that a little dedication, discipline, and endurance goes a long way when it comes to this football league.   Communication and teamwork are the foundations of success when we play which ties into our goals in treatment of cooperation and conflict resolution.

Everyone is Invited, Welcome, and Participates at their Own Pace

Due to our desert climate and mild winters our students are also able to enjoy golf and tennis year round.  We are not competitively involved in leagues with these individual sports, so the students are improve and participate at their own pace.

With each activity we are able to find teaching opportunities with our students.  For example, when a student is struggling with the golf swing we can help guide them to improve their swing but also tie that process into how the face life.  To continue with the golf swing analogy we teach students that their “grip it and rip it” lifestyle prior to treatment has gotten them into trouble and damaged relationships or “the rough”.  We try to show through our athletic program that if they take the time to find the combination of the right stance and right swing they will hit the ball straighter.  Such as life if they will take time to openly communicate, utilize patience and rely on teamwork we can improve our happiness.

There are so many reasons why sports are encouraged at Red Rock Canyon School.  We believe that through sports our students can not only learn the value of playing by the rules, they can also learn the value of teamwork.  They learn to take responsibility for themselves as their teammates are depending on them.  This teaches the value of care and concern, which is central to our Positive Peer environment.


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Please send the staff my thanks for their role in Jake’s recovery. He often tells us how much he appreciated the staff for being genuine with him, something he recognized was missing with his “friends” at home.

Demmei L. – Albany
Red Rock Parent

Dear Red Rock.  Thank you for helping [Jessie] learn to love herself again. The trauma she went through so long ago used to be a recurring nightmare, but now it’s as if it is a long forgotten memory.  She is healthy, happy, and now helps others at her school in group therapy overcome eating disorders and self image problems through their counseling center. You have been a blessing in our lives. Thank you for your help in her recovery.

Karen P. – New Mexico
Red Rock Parent

I was so scared that I was losing my son to a lifestyle that was destroying his life. He went from the loving little boy to someone who hated everything about us in just a matter of months. When we realized he was in serious trouble we needed the kind of help we couldn’t provide at home. Red Rock school led us by the hand through the entire ordeal. Week by week we started to see him returning to his old self, with pride, confidence, and a new outlook on life.

Arthur G. – Fountain Hills, AZ
Red Rock Parent

All I can say is “thank you for getting our family back together.” The severity of our sons chemical addictions was tearing us apart. It was a difficult thing to go through, but in the end we’re back together and closer than ever. Thank you.. thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Tess N. – Chico, CA
Red Rock Parent

Red Rock Canyon School was the last hope we had for getting real help for our daughter.  We tried counseling, AA/NA, and even a wilderness program, but when things progressed to the point that her behavior was putting her in danger we sought help that could be with her 24×7 while she received professional help.

Ed C. – Des Moines, IA
Red Rock Parent

The program is wonderful, the staff is excellent. The experience of making the decision to send her away was extremely difficult. Once she was gone, I continued to feel the pressure, the questioning, of whether I was doing the right thing for her. But now, nearly a year after she has been home, I know that the experience at Red Rock literally saved her life. She also knows that sending her to Red Rock saved her life.

Christine J. – Irvine, CA
Red Rock Parent