Recreational Activities and Clubs
The recreation program is designed to encourage students to participate in structured activities that teach them new skills. Students have fun, develop balance in their social interactions, increase their self-esteem, gain new experiences, learn to plan and set goals, increase their awareness of leisure resources, and develop culturally and emotionally.
Brehm has extensive Recreational Activities and Clubs. Some take place on our 80 acre campus, and others are with our community partners. Students select and participate in a recreational activity that they choose every day after school and at least one activity each day of the weekend. The Recreation Coordinator, in collaboration with the recreation staff, monitor student activities. Parent and student suggestions for activities are always welcome.
Weekday activities vary widely and may include swimming, hiking, jogging, paintball, Art Club, flag football, Future Business Leaders of America Club, bowling, fishing, billiards, tennis, basketball, soccer, cooking, skating, and volunteer opportunities.
Weekend recreation allows for more involved activities such as camping, hiking, trips to St. Louis sites such as the zoo and museums, water parks, sporting events, and Southern Illinois University sponsored events (opera, theater, ballet, lectures, and more).
Individual lessons are also available. They include horseback riding, art and lab classes, guitar, piano, voice, drum, tennis lessons and more. There are also community-based programs available such as boxing, personal training, dance, fitness, and martial arts.
Students also enjoy participating in local events and festivals such as Lights Fantastic, Carbondale’s Great Cardboard Boat Regatta, Keep Carbondale Beautiful, Walk for Life, road races, and community service activities.
Tier system rewards responsible (age appropriate) students with the opportunity to enjoy an independent weekend activity. Each of these students chooses their activity, which involves a fellow student to ensure safety.