Activities & Events
GHBC offers several opportunities to be outdoors for exercise and fun without leaving campus.
Bocce Ball is traditionally played on natural soil and asphalt courts up to 90 feet in length and 8-13 feet wide. A game can be conducted between two players, or two teams of two, three, or four. A match is started by a randomly chosen side being given the opportunity to throw a smaller ball, the jack from one end of the court into a zone 16 feet in length, ending eight feet from the far end of the court. Contact: Norman Hicks, ext. 3124, email@example.com.
Meets Saturday mornings from March through November in the front yard. Sets are kept in the Rotunda coat closet. Contact: John Ewing, ext. 7538, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickleball is a racket/paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net. The court opened for resident and staff use on March 25, 2022. It is located above the Crossroads garage near the Clinic. Paddles (4) and ball(s) may be picked up from the Fitness Center desk. Residents are asked to place the net along the wall when not in use. Contact: Lynn Juhl, email@example.com, ext. 3130.
A putting green refers to a section of green turf on a golf course with a hole marked by a flag. The golfer tries to get the golf ball into the hole by using a golf club called a putter. Even though the golf ball can be quite close to the hole during putting, these shots can be difficult. When not on the golf course, golf enthusiasts often practice on either a portable putting green in their home or on a putting green they have installed in their backyard.
THE WILDERNESS WALK
The nimblest, surest-footed GHBC residents have a new walking course, a nearly quarter-mile rustic (0.22 miles) path that follows the inside property boundary on three sides of the GHBC campus. This rugged, uneven, and unpaved walk passes the Flower Committee's cutting garden behind the employee parking garage, follows the fence line, and returns to civilization near the contractors' parking lot. An aerial view of the GHBC grounds showing the route is available HERE. Hearty walkers are reminded to wear sturdy shoes and walk with a buddy. Seven benches have been added to make it an enjoyable outdoor experience beyond the exercise. Enjoy a 3-minute tour of the improved Wilderness Trail with its seven new benches HERE.
Mandy Whalen recently put together a GPS map of the trail, photos of the entrances, and her own experience walking the trail. You can find it HERE.