Recreation staff provide treatment services to individuals using a variety of leisure activities including book clubs, sports, games, dance, challenge activities, and community outings.
The Bethany Programming staff provide treatment through:
- Individualized assessment
- Appropriate leisure and social skills training
- Team building groups and team sports
- Physical Fitness activities
- Community outings
- Individual and group leadership training
- Problem solving activities
- Weekly individual sessions
- Utilization of low ropes challenge course
- Co-facilitation of groups with other disciplines
Contact Programming Team Members at (610) 589-4501 ext. 896 for more information.
Wednesday Night Activities
The Programming Department plans special activities for Wednesday nights during the summer. Wednesday Night Activities have been a tradition that we have been proud to continue at Bethany for many years. Each Wednesday night, our campus comes to together for a themed activity and in some cases a themed meal as well. Some current favorites include “Carnival Night,” “Fiesta Night,” and “Italian Night.” These activities provide our youth a chance to play games, win prizes, and interact together as a community.
Many of our Wednesday Night Activities are sponsored by outside organizations that graciously help decorate, cook, serve food, and help facilitate the games. If you or your organization would like to sponsor a Wednesday Night Activity, please contact our Development department at 610-589-6828.
If you would like more information about Wednesday Night Activities, please contact the Programming department at 610-589-4501 ext. 896.
Special Events & Trips
The Programming department plans and organizes many “campus events,” incentive trips, and recreational experiences throughout the year.
Our “campus events” include our Fall Fest and Easter Egg Hunt as well as others throughout the year. These events give our youth the opportunity to come together and participate in themed activities and games.
Programming also provides our youth with recreational trips throughout the year. These trips can include movies, ice/roller skating, amusements parks, hiking and biking trips, museums, and nature centers. These trips give our youth the chance to explore the community, have new experiences, and participate in “normal” activities while being supervised by the programming staff.
Incentive Trips are quarterly trips planned by the programming department. These quarterly trips are unique and encourage our youth to meet goals in order to attend. The incentive trips are designed to be a reward for maintaining good behavior, academic achievements, and making positive choices. Our programming department has facilitated incentive trips to 76ers games, Flyers games, The Philadelphia Zoo, snow tubing, high ropes and zip line courses, Fancy Dinner and a Movie, and our annual trip to Ocean City, Maryland.
If you would like any more information about the programming department, please contact us at 610-589-4501 ext. 896.