REACH Recreation

Our location in a small but vibrant cosmopolitan City offers our clients a broad range of cultural and sporting events to attend and provides rich opportunities for both recreation and volunteering.

A structured recreation program occurs on evenings and weekends. With 30 activities, on average, a month to choose from, the Recreation program is a key part of our curriculum, and teaches our clients to:

  • Manage free time
  • Master social etiquette
  • Make and nurture lifelong friendships
  • Manage money
  • Stick to a schedule

Activities range from a night out at the movies to theatre, athletics, chaperoned trips to Boston and New York City, as well as venues around the state including Gillette Castle and Sleeping Giant State Park.

The Outreach Center, located in the Bershaw Boswell Center's spacious lounge, provides an organized socializing venue every evening from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Movies, Internet surfing, musical performances, karaoke, and bingo are typical offerings, and students can also enjoy a giant screen television, a VCR, a DVD player, video games, and computers.

Students also enjoy:

  • Special interests clubs
  • Travel Clubs
  • Special Olympics (track and field, swimming)
  • The largest Best Buddies chapter in the State, where college volunteers from Southern CT State University serve as mentors to each student, year round
  • Recreational activities at the Jewish Community Center
  • Private art and music lessons on Audubon Street
  • A range of extracurricular opportunities.

The Recreation Program is included in Chapel Haven's REACH Program fees. Community Members also participate in the Recreation Program, many partaking in trips and activities designed for the more mature set.