Penn State Health to present Rec Fest on April 7

A man in an orange vest and black helmet is seated in a yellow kayak in a large swimming pool, paddling directly toward the camera.

Alex Eckerd of Elizabethtown enjoys learning to kayak at the Penn State RecFest event on Saturday, April 1. Eckerd received treatment at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital after a July 2015 fall left him with a traumatic brain injury.

Credit: Penn State

Penn State Health Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will host Penn State Rec Fest on Saturday, April 7, at Penn State Harrisburg. The event will showcase recreational activities for all ages and abilities with an emphasis on adapted recreation.

Activities will include wheelchair rugby, basketball, sled hockey, tai chi, arts and crafts, cycling and scuba diving. There will also be food, games, music, and numerous resources for school, work and play. Admission is free. Individuals with disabilities, friends, family members, and persons without disabilities are welcome.

The event will take place at the Capital Union Building, 777 West Harrisburg Pike in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

To register go to, call 717-531-0003 X289318 or email [email protected].