The Portage Atlantic substance abuse rehabilitation centre at Cassidy Lake made the most of summertime, with the summer months full of active outdoor programming. Among other things, the youth participated in:
- various fitness programs offered by Lifestyles Fitness;
- the Portage Olympics in Saint-Malachie, Québec;
- weekly treks through the Recovery Trail to attend group meetings in the trail’s cabin;
- a day-trip to “Tree-Go” in Moncton, which made for a great team-building exercise;
Outdoor recreational programming is an important component of rehabilitation therapy, providing the opportunity for the youth to develop healthy pastimes, to practice the skills they have been learning in therapy, and to enjoy the therapeutic value of the outdoors.