Recreation is an essential part of ou r program. For those with
anger or addictions issues, physical activity is a management tool,
not an option. Teens are less likely to live active healthy
lifestyles than any other demographic, so at Beacon Home we do many
varied activities designed to relieve stress, entertain and show
that other, poorer choices are not the only option.
Some of these include: go-karting, paintball, rock
climbing, horseback riding, scuba diving, leadership training,
camping, swimming, boating, trips away to different cities, hiking,
snowboarding and skiing, kickboxing, dance, water sports,
basketball, personal fitness, canoeing, tobogganing and personal
Of course not all recreation is or should be physical. We also have
low-key activities aimed at each child's personal interests. Such
things might include; crafts, going to the movies, painting,
reading, do-it-yourself projects, and karaoke.
The point is to find something that each child likes to do and teach
them to use this interest to help them manage the less desirable
aspects of their lives.