There are always fun activities for students to participate in while remaining on campus. On-campus activities typically last for 90 minutes and can include:
Calhoun Gym, Fields, & Seaward Pavilion
The gym, fields, and/or pavilion are open for kids to play (or just hang out) during every activity period. We will always try to give kids a chance to play outside, so if it's nice weather, and not too dark, they will be outside in the fields or Seaward Pavilion. Faculty members often bring their dogs to play during outside activities. We have hiking and biking trails on campus, as well as ten (?) mountain bikes so kids can explore the trails with a faculty member. The gym will always be open during poor weather and for evening activities in the late fall, winter, and early spring. Occasionally, faculty members will also open the weight room during an activity period.
Rectory students are encouraged to cheer on their schoolmates during home games throughout the year. This option is especially popular when competing against our rival schools.
P.Y. & Kinmay Tang Performing Arts Center (Scripps Auditorium)
The Scripps Auditorium in the Tang Center is the center of many student activities. On-campus movies, Karaoke, open mic nights, and extra music practice are a few of the activities that take place in the Tang Center.
The Wolf Den Student Lounge
Designed to replicate a 50s-style diner, the Wolf Den is one of the most popular places on campus, despite being tech-free during activity periods. Featuring a snack bar and four-top tables, comfy chairs and couches, and a game room, students can sit and chat with friends, purchase items from the snack bar, and play board games. Two TVs give kids the option to watch shows, videos, or play video games. The game room has two foosball tables and a ping pong table. We even host an annual Magic: The Gathering tournament here!
Collins Art Barn
Some of our dorm parents are pretty crafty--and they share their talents by offering fun arts and crafts activities throughout the year. Painting, fun creations, and pumpkin carving are examples of some of the fun that happens in the Collins Art Barn on the weekends.
The Hettinger Library is not always the quiet setting you might be envisioning. While students can check out a book and find a quiet nook in the library, they can also play board games, assemble puzzles, and watch movies and sporting events.
With plenty of room to spread out, the dining hall is a great location for different activities including optional study halls, computer gaming, board games, and card games.
Boarding and Day Faculty often host activities at their homes. Students are invited for dinner, to watch movies and sporting events, and to bake their favorite snacks.