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Residential Scholar

Residential Scholars select both a morning and an afternoon class to actively engage in during their stay.  In addition to the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars program’s focus on learning, the residential program offers a variety of recreational activities in the afternoon hours, every evening, and on the weekends. These activities are intended to provide students with fresh air, exercise, social interaction, a bonding-focused community experience, and lots of fun! Activities are designed for a variety of participant interests and opportunities to develop new passions.

Free Time (Afternoon):  

Along with time for required classes and study hall, days are structured to allow for individual study, relaxation, and recreation.  It wouldn’t be summer without fun activities to balance out the day. Various athletic facilities, including the swimming pool, golf course, and tennis courts are open at specific times for student use.  The Prefects and Housemasters will sponsor visits to local ice cream shops and eateries and excursions to nearby attractions. The Houses and faculty also organize their own entertainment, including cookouts, shopping trips, and House competitions. Some of the most popular afternoon free time activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Wiffleball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Tennis
  • Flag football
  • Tie dye/Crafts
  • Painting
  • Golf
  • Ropes/Adventure

Evening Activities:  

At the end of each busy day, our entire residential community of students and faculty will gather to enjoy an evening activity.  Evening activities are sacred times during the day when students have the opportunity and the outlet to connect with their peers and teachers in a new way.  Many of these activities allow students to act free-spirited and silly, with little inhibition, to step out of their comfort zone and really bond with friends around them.  It is also an opportunity for faculty and administration to see their students in a very different light than in their classes and programs!  Some of the more popular evening activities will include:

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Game Shows
  • Athletic Competitions
  • Talent Shows/Performances
  • Dances/Socials
  • Carnivals
  • Reality TV Competitions
  • Bonfires
  • …and more!


In addition, weekend activities may include:

  • A trip to NYC where students will have the opportunity to take in the cultural amenities of the Big Apple
  • A trip to Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, where students will have the opportunity to discover the history of the American Revolution and, in the evening, take in either a Major League Soccer match or Major League Baseball game
  • A trip to the New Jersey Shore’s beautiful beaches
  • Excursions to the nearby town of Princeton, home to one of America’s oldest and most prestigious universities

Note: off-campus activities may have additional costs