The Recreation Services Department offers a wide range of recreational facilities and activities in a modern, therapeutic environment and is housed in the Harold Watson Activities Building. Activity choices range from highly-competitive athletics to noncompetitive sporting games and the creative arts.
Clients participate in a leisure assessment/interest inventory to help them
- explore areas of interest,
- recognize their functioning level for a variety of activities, and
- identify awareness of community resources and how to access them.
WWRC recreation staff promote leisure and recreation experiences as valuable dimensions of health and wellness as these apply to vocational readiness. Structured and unstructured activities are designed to offer all clients the opportunity to become involved. For clients who may benefit socially, emotionally, physically or mentally, special structured programs may be recommended and implemented on an individual or group basis. Programming of this nature is designed to assist clients in transitioning to campus life and integrating into the evening leisure and social life.
Athletic activities are scheduled for both team and individual participation. Creative arts, including crafts, photography, music, painting, and pottery, provide a creative medium for self-development. Field trips to community art programs, community theaters and movie houses enrich the client's experience. Additional community trips are provided to the local Wal-Mart and shopping malls to allow clients the opportunity to make personal purchases.
Club activities and special events for the entire WWRC population are planned and organized with assistance of the clients. Weekly movies and special events bring light fun and entertainment to WWRC’s atmosphere of learning and therapy. Clients may make requests of the student liaison for assistance in organizing a club or event co-sponsored by the Recreation Services Department.
Recreation Services Amenities
Indoor Recreational Options:
- Four-lane bowling alley
- Billiard tables
- Table tennis
- Television lounge
- Photography darkroom
- Fitness room
- craft and game rooms
- Wheelchair-ramp equipped heated indoor swimming pool
- Wii gaming equipment
- Playstation gaming equipment
- Selection of games for gaming systems
- Portable TV with vcr/dvd player
- Selection of vhs/dvd movies for loan
- Karaoke machine
- Wireless Internet in Recreation Building and Dormitory Lobbies
- Basketball court
- Tennis court
- Softball field
- Volleyball court
- Horseshoe pits
- Fishing piers
- Star Trail - fully accessible ½ mile hiking trail surrounding a fishing lake
- boathouse containing
- two rowboats
- one Beaver boat
- one Jon-boat
- two canoes
- two paddle boats
|Recreation Services (RecreationServicesInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov)|
|Phone||800-345-9972, Ext. 7184 or 540-332-7184|