SAVA CTE Hospitality Tourism & Recreation Pathway

Fitness & Recreation 1

Fitness & Recreation 1 teaches students to identify and demonstrate an understanding of the value, meaning and benefits of outdoor recreation activities and to explore a variety of outdoor adventure experiences. Skills such as trip planning, meal preparation, camp selection and set-up, equipment and clothing, map and compass, hygiene and first aid will be discussed and practiced. Students will also develop an awareness of and appreciation for minimum impact wilderness travel techniques and environmental responsibility and ethics.

Fitness & Recreation 2

In Fitness & Recreation 2 students will build the skills acquired during Fitness 1 wherein students will take on advanced leadership roles in planning, coordinating, and developing fitness plans and recreation field trips. They will be in charge of programming fitness workouts that focus on varied functional movements performed at high intensity to improve students’ strength and aerobic capacity. They will monitor students’ movements to ensure they are moving with proper form and technique. In Recreation, they will take on planning and budgeting, as well as scouting for trips ensuring that students are safe and enjoying themselves. Fitness & Recreation 1 is required for this course.


Name: Doug Grexton

Location: SAVA Charter School East Sacramento: Power Inn

Position: Independent Study Teacher – Multiple Subjects; PE Specialist

Education: BA in History, CSU Sacramento

About Me: I have been teaching at SAVA since 2015 and I run the Fitness and Recreation Department. I love teaching at SAVA because it enables me to inspire students to focus on their health and wellness and have the ability to experience amazing recreational activities!

Interests: I enjoy CrossFit, playing soccer, golfing, and spending time with my wife and two sons.