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Exercise and Sleep

At Pacific Quest, our students participate in daily exercise and movement routines. Exercise helps keep the body healthy, the mind sharp, and emotions more clear and balanced. Research on anxiety, depression and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help reduce anxiety and improve mood. Regular exercise provides immediate as well as long-term rewards, creating a better awareness of these benefits in young people.

Stretching, yoga, cardiovascular exercises, resistance bands, calisthenics, working in the gardens and camps, hiking, walking, swimming, group recreational activities are all important components of the program.

Bunkhouses for Sleeping

Before coming to Pacific Quest, many adolescents and young adults experienced difficulty sleeping or irregular sleep patterns. Students sleep in bunk beds in single-sex, dormitory-like settings. Students learn about beneficial sleep habits and relaxation tools and techniques to facilitate proper sleep cycles and rest.

At Pacific Quest, adolescents and young adults get at least 9 hours of sleep per night. They wind down around sunset and rise with the sun, a routine, which helps to reset their natural circadian rhythm. A regular schedule, proper nutrition, and a full day of physical activity helps facilitate restful sleep, allowing for more energy to attend to self-care, emotional issues and daily responsibilities.

Adolescent & Young Adult single-sex bunkhouse rooms