Residential Program Activities
Residential Program Activities
Often times, people don’t realize how active our kids are during their stay with us here at Eagle Village. But did you know we have staff dedicated to creating activities and experiences for our kids? Our Experiential Specialists work with each individual house to assess the needs and desires of the kids. They then turn it into a skill building exercise, a fun game, a competitive sport and so much more! Here are some typical activities you can find our kids doing throughout the week.
Hiking with our 681-acre campus, there is an endless amount of trails for the kids to hike and feel the relaxation of nature.
Our newly renovated Chapel offers large TV screens, surround sound and spacious room for our kids to relax and enjoy a movie!
Amongst our 681 acre campus, we have a gym as well as several large ball fields for our kids to enjoy a fun game of dodge ball or other sports such as kickball, softball, basketball, volleyball and football.
One of our kid’s favorite things to do is host competitions against our staff here at Eagle Village or even a local collegiate sports team! Whether it is softball, football or kickball, our kids are in it to win it!
Although our high ropes courses serve our camp side traditionally, our residential youth also get to participate in activities 40-feet in the air! Climbing and participating in the ropes course is a good way for our kids to build strategy, conquer fears and improve motor skills.
Thanks to a local business, we are able to take our kids out for bowling! Our youth always enjoy getting to spend the day off-campus to do other activities!
Painting pictures, building Popsicle houses, making a necklace with beads and much more! Our kids can use their imaginations to create anything!
What better way to end the night than being out under the stars, and of course, learning about the constellations!
Known as New Experiences Spiritually Targeted or NEST, is an opportunity for our kids to learn more about the great outdoors and survival skills. These activities include building shelters and fire, cooking outdoors, gathering food from nature and much more!
During the warmer months of the year, our kids get to enjoy the woods for mountain bike trail riding! Together with volunteer, Bob Werkema, our kids learn about bike safety, bike maintenance, how to build a safe, yet fun and challenging trails, and get a great workout in!
We offer a fully stocked weight room in our Branson Activity Therapy Center where our kids can visit throughout the day to build muscle and get a workout in!
In the summer, we have two pools available, staffed with trained lifeguards, for our kids to enjoy and keep cool.
Also in our Branson Center is a fully stocked library where our kids can explore the many world’s books are known for when reading!
It may be cold outside during the winter months, but it doesn’t stop our kids from having fun! In the winter you can find our youth staying busy by having snowman building contest, sledding down our large hills and ice fishing with staff at one of our local lakes.
We are constantly trying to give our kids the best experiences and normal childhood ones. Every couple of months, we will take our youth down to Grand Rapids for the day for them to explore places like Meijer Gardens, the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the John Ball Zoo.
Even our kids go to college! When our teens are nearing graduation, we take them to local colleges for a tour in hopes to spark interest in furthering their education. If a teen has a specific college in mind, we are happy to take them for a tour there as well and help them with applying and scholarships!
Every few months, our kids get the opportunity to attend a local collegiate sporting event where they are able to sit in the stands and cheer on their favorite team.
While participating in Chapel or а religion is not a requirement we force on our kids, we do have youth members who are active and like to participate in their faith outside of Eagle Village. Every Sunday, we take the kids who would like to participate to a local church where they are welcomed by warm, happy faces and let them sit in on a service and join in on youth groups.