The Recreation Program at Little Creek Lodge
Using team building and physical exercise to build relationships on trust and respect
Little Creek’s recreational program is designed to facilitate integration among peers, promote healthy relationships within the community, encourage team-building skills, and, of course, allow residents to enjoy the benefits of physical exercise. Through the progression of addiction, healthy interaction with male peers becomes damaged and needs to be re-energized. Addiction leads the alcoholic or addict to isolation and pessimism in his viewpoints. Fresh air, not video games or TV, sparks the beginning of the re-engagement process. We also offer residents sessions with a certified, personal trainer.
Benefits of Recreation Therapy
Recreation Therapy plays an important part in the recovery process by creating new ways of looking at life. We employ qualified staff members for all Adventure Trek outings and planned activities. The benefits of Recreation Therapy can be seen in many areas, ranging from physical and mental improvements to renewed interest in social areas.
Recreation contributes to improved self-confidence and mood while sharpening mental acuity. It promotes a healthy appetite and proper weight maintenance, and increases memory while reducing stress. One of the most significant benefits of regular recreation is that it facilitates relationship building by improving a person’s self-esteem. It also improves coordination, teaches new skills, reduces feelings of loneliness, and much more.
Some of the activities we explore, and trips we attend, with our residents include:
- Kayaking on the Delaware
- Zip Lining
- Mountain Biking
- Fishing – ponds, streams, rivers, ocean
- Swimming – pools, lakes, rivers, ocean
- Skiing –Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT (3 days), Elk Mountain and Montage Mountain
- Horseback riding
- River Rafting
- Amusement Parks – Dorney, Knoebles (overnight camping)
- Iron Man – overnight kayaking/ mountain biking.
- Organic Gardening
- Trips to New York City and Philadelphia
- Camel Beach
- Full gym on property
- Weekly Personal Trainer available
- Bi-Weekly Yoga classes
- Wilkes-Barre Penguins Hockey
- Scranton Yankees Baseball Games
Little Creek residents can utilize our in-house gym, and we are proud to offer weekly appointments with a personal trainer for our residents.
Helping residents work on their minds, bodies and souls
It is amazing what some fresh air, sunshine and team-buildings exercises can do for a man on his path to recovery. Our team-building exercises help our residents build healthy, long-lasting relationships built on mutual trust and respect. If you have questions about Little Creek Lodge’s recreational therapy program, please call 877-689-2644, or fill out our contact form.