Into the World
In May of their fifth grade year, boys and their advisors spend three days at Camp Merrowvista in the Ossipee Mountains of New Hampshire, applying the interpersonal skills they have learned at Fenn and learning to stretch themselves in a safe and supportive environment. Whether they are scrambling up the climbing wall or building a raft from wood and rope at the waterfront, they are working on cooperation and communication. Fenn’s school nurse accompanies the group and there is a health center on site. Read more
The annual seventh grade trip to Washington, D.C., is a thirty-eight-year tradition at Fenn. The boys, accompanied by several faculty members and the school nurse, two congenial bus drivers, and a pair of energetic tour guides, spend a busy 36 hours in the nation’s capital, including a whirlwind tour that takes them to the WWII, Iwo Jima, Korean, Vietnam, Air Force, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, and MLK memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the National Air & Space Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the U.S. Capitol, and the National Zoo before they pile once more onto their buses for the drive home.
The boys remember the D.C. trip just as much for the fun and camaraderie engendered by sharing a long bus ride, sleeping in hotel rooms, and devouring fast food as they do for what they saw and what they learned. Read More
Each September, boys in the eighth and ninth grades spend three days of team building while engaging in outdoor activities at camps in New Hampshire and Maine, respectively. The trips reflect a long-standing tradition of Upper School boys beginning their year together off campus. Read More