Caron Pennsylvania offers a wide-variety of recreational activities to patients during their time in drug and alcohol treatment. Whether the activity introduces patients to a new experience or reintroduces them to a favorite pass-time from their childhood, each patient has the opportunity to experience treatment in unique ways.
Recreational activities include off-site trips where patients bond as a community and have the opportunity to ease back into real-life experiences to support their Recovery for Life. These activities range from day trips off campus to overnight retreats. Adventure programming is a cornerstone of the off-site program. Depending on the season, offerings include:
- White Water Rafting
- Rails to Trails Bike Rides
- Off-site Camping Trips and Retreats
- Reading Rocks Rock Climbing
- High and Low Element Challenge Course on Campus
- Rhythm and Recovery Community Drum Circle Programs
Patients are also able to participate in leisure activities in the surrounding community including:
- Trips to the movie theatre
- Afternoons in local parks and museums
- Swimming at a local pool
- And much more…
Clinical staff often accompanies the recreation team and patient community for off-site events. After returning from these trips, patients are given the opportunity to discuss their experience in a group setting and reflect on any feelings of insecurity, anxiety or triggers they may have had while off-campus. This reflection has provided patients with a unique way to prepare for life after treatment.