Therapeutic Activities

Summer Sky believes in offering a very robust Therapeutic Activities Department. The therapeutic activities are all guided by trained addiction treatment professionals that are passionate about helping people recover from substance use disorders. There is nothing more rewarding than watching an individual learn to have fun clean and sober without the use of addictive substances.

All of our Texas Drug Rehab Programs offer some form of therapeutic activities that are introduced to each individual during their treatment stay at Summer Sky. Many of our therapeutic staff have worked for large substance use disorder treatment programs or inpatient psychiatric facilities before joining the Summer Sky Therapeutic Activities Department.

The therapeutic activities department consists of Recovery Advocates, Recovery Support Specialists, and Ph.D. level R.O.P.E.S instructors to name of few of the staff. Scott Kelley, LCDC our Clinical Director with over 24 years in addiction treatment & recovery oversees the therapeutic activities staff. There is always a good mix of merging clinical care with all therapeutic activities.

Summer Sky Activities

While at Summer Sky you will receive amazing clinical care with a focus on showing you how to live clean and sober. Most importantly Summer Sky will show you how to look after your body, eat properly, and participate in physical exercise activities. You will have access to a professional Gym, occasionally experience swimming at a local private Olympic size pool, attend a R.O.P.E.S Challenge Course with a zipline, go on outings to a bowling alley, train with a personal trainer for physical fitness and develop an exercise plan that will improve your overall health.

There is no shortage of activities at Summer Sky and there is a good mix of creative, and artistic, games, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, corn hole, and horseshoe tournaments. The therapeutic activities team has been known to invite surprise guest speakers, including former recovering professional athletes and celebrities in personal recovery to help motivate and challenge you in treatment & recovery.

When it comes to spontaneous activities our animal therapy, creative music groups, art therapy, interactive games, and brain games to stimulate healthy thinking and problem-solving skills can break up the clinical treatment experience because after all, life should be fun and exciting without alcohol or drugs. Together, we recover and all of the people in our care are part of the team at Summer Sky.

Equine Therapy

Substance Use Disorder Treatment at Summer Sky is sure to be enhanced by experiencing the power of our animal-assisted therapy, pet therapy, and equine program at Summer Sky. You will experience activities that engage you with animals, pets, and horses. Equine Therapy has an additional feature called Therapeutic Riding. You will have an opportunity to ride the horses. The process group that follows the Equine Therapy Experience with you and your peers is dynamic and memorable.

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R.O.P.E.S Challenge Course

Texas is known for its beautiful landscape, and our drug and alcohol rehab experience will amaze you during your stay at Summer Sky. When you attend the R.O.P.E.S Challenge Course, you will notice that you are one with nature and away from city life. The beautiful nature trail that winds down to the course will bring peace and tranquility to your inner being. This R.O.P.E.S Challenge Course is among the largest Challenge Course in Texas. There are no other Texas Drug Rehabs that offer a course of this magnitude. The R.O.P.E.S Instructors are amazing as they teach students at the University Level how to become Certified Ropes Instructors. We are grateful to have these Ph.D. instructors helping the people who attend our drug rehabilitation programs.

Olympic Size Swimming Pool

During your stay at Summer Sky, you will occasionally get an opportunity to enjoy swimming at the local university’s indoor heated Olympic size pool during winter months and during the Summer Sky individuals in our care enjoy going on outings to Splashville Waterpark in the hot summer months. From time to time, we also go on a field trip to Dinosaur Valley State Park to see Dinosaur Tracks and some of the people dip into the Paluxy River for a cool-off on the nature walk and trails.

You can relax and lessen your daily stress as you connect back to nature after a day of substance use disorder treatment on some of these extra activities at Summer Sky Treatment Center® and we encourage all who are willing to participate in our extra activities to experience the opportunities.