Ashcreek Academy recreational activities are therapeutic in nature and enhance the overall treatment experience. Our extensive experience and has shown us that boys learn and retain more when doing hands-on activities. We strive to have our young men learn to fall back in love with activities that depression may have taken away and/or expose them to new activities that they may learn to love that can be used as healthy alternatives to possible unhealthy habits that they have developed. The activities consist of experiential groups and recreational activities designed specifically for boys.
Our outdoor focus, horsemanship, and superior academics, help set us apart as one of the top residential treatment centers for boys.
-Tammy Behrmann, Founder of Ashcreek Academy
Our experiential groups are designed so that our boys must use cooperation and teamwork to gain success, through planning, attempting, and finally achieving.
Participating in and processing these experiences allow the students to learn about the necessity of trust, communication, responsibility, teamwork, and their roles in success.
The goal of these activities is to challenge each student and have them experience incremental success in order to experience personal insight and build self-confidence. Experiential activities also provide the boys with an opportunity to get their energy out and these activities have been shown to improve their moods as well.
Some activities that our boys participate in include: