As part of their experience at Salisbury Summer School, students complement their academic work with a variety of afternoon activities. Three afternoons a week, students may participate in basketball, soccer, running, tennis, frisbee, paddle tennis, hiking, fitness and whiffle ball and golf. If demand is sufficient, we may offer cycling as well. Other activities that are normally part of the afternoon program include music, arts and crafts, modern dance, yoga and improvisational drama. Many of these activities help prepare students for performances during all school gatherings.
On Tuesday and Thursdays, in addition to trips to town and area cultural attractions, students and teachers compete together in an all-school competition known as Champion’s League to determine who will be awarded Lord Sarum’s Cup at the end of the summer. On Saturdays we will travel to area cities and attractions. In the past, we have visited Newport, Rhode Island, Boston and Six Flags New England.
On Sunday mornings, students may sleep late and enjoy an ample brunch in our dining hall. On Sunday afternoons we offer swimming at nearby lakes and parks, and also shopping and museum trips. Many parents choose to visit their sons and daughters on Sunday to take them off campus for a meal. With permission of the director, students may also go home overnight on Saturday and return by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Here's a look at a few of the many ways we fill our afternoons and weekends!