Pursue Your Interests

We believe that every student is unique and comes to our Summer Session with different needs and goals.  Our summer adventure program, therefore, is designed to provide choice within a structured curriculum.  Once we determine a student’s academic needs and interests, we work together to build his or her experiential program, combining academics, adventure, stewardship, and arts.

The Oliverian Summer Session offers academic credit in English, mathematics, social sciences, and art.  Academic courses run Monday through Thursday, with mornings focused, individualized, and targeted toward academic study and support.

Afternoons are dedicated to more experiential learning based on adventure, stewardship, and the arts.  Fridays and weekends are reserved for off-campus experiential learning and recreational activities that students will help choose and plan.  Possible day or overnight trips include:

  • Climbing and camping trip to North Conway
  • Museum or show trip to Boston
  • New England College Options Tour
  • Stewardship Opportunity at the Loki Clan Wolf Refuge in Maine
  • Backpacking and camping in the Presidential Range

Opportunities Driven by the Unique Mix of Student Interests and Needs

We are proud to offer a personalized, customized experiential program based on the individuality of each student, as well as a comprehensive student support system that gives the students the solid foundation of support necessary for success.  While the curriculum is driven by the unique mix of student interests and needs, here are some examples of program opportunities:

  • Rock Climbing and Geology
  • Outdoor Adventure, including Hiking and Kayaking
  • Stewardship
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Team-Building and Leadership
  • Organic Gardening
  • Studio Arts
  • Study Skills
  • Social Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)