Aerial view of Alaska Job Corps Center campus

Recreation Center

The Recreation Center at Alaska Job Corps is available to our students during the training day and during student leisure hours, evenings, and weekends. Throughout the training day, students may participate in Health and Wellness classes which may include team sports or individual activities such as wall climbing, weight training, cardio training, and walks/hikes.

Our Recreation Department offers a variety of team sports such as basketball, softball, volleyball, and Native Youth Olympics. Both women's and men's basketball teams actively host tournaments and participate in tournaments both locally and throughout Alaska. Intramural co-ed activities include basketball, softball, floor hockey, volleyball, and flag football.

Seasonal and non-competitive sports activities are available to our students include snowshoeing, sledding, camping, archery, photography, gold panning, fishing, horseback riding, in-line skating, canoeing, and biking, and more. There is a wilderness program that allows students to participate in leadership and outdoor trips that can last several days, often in remote areas, parks and wilderness areas.

The Recreation Center includes an arts and crafts room featuring quilting, painting, fiber arts, wood burning, pottery, beading, sewing, model crafting, and many other activities. It offers opportunities for students to pursue artistic endeavors, some of which have been displayed in Washington, D.C.

The Recreation Center also houses a billiards room with a ping-pong table, and pool tables. Here, students may relax with their friends, play board games, and enjoy snacks from the various vending machines.

Our Recreation Department also has weekend and evening activities that include off-center trips to movies, bowling, swimming, shopping, hiking, biking, professional hockey games, and other events in the Matanuska Valley or Anchorage areas.

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Page last updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014