Weekend Activities Hero

Weekend Activities

Military school is not all work and no play!  Army and Navy Academy offers a wide variety of choices for weekend activities. With the beach at your doorstep, bustling Carlsbad Village is just a five-minute walk away, and with weekly excursions to Southern California attractions, you’ll find that weekends are a great way to unwind.

Trips and Activities

Throughout the school year, day and boarding school students have many opportunities to participate in various supervised off-campus activities and trips. Being boy-centered, we focus on what teenage boys enjoy doing in middle and high school. Here are some of the fun options we have offered based on student interest at our military boarding school. Boy-centric, we offer lots of motivating, challenging, and physical activities that get boys moving and expanding their horizons. 

Campus Options include: surfing, bodyboarding, beach volleyball, gym workouts, swimming, tennis, games, and student enrichment center activities.

Local Activities include: boating and kayaking, laser-tag, paintball, drone flying, rock-climbing, archery. Walks into Carlsbad Village for local shopping malls and restaurants, Cinepolis Luxury Theaters, and Boomers Family Entertainment Center. We even do community service projects like beach clean-ups.

Off-campus Excursions include: Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Scary Farm (Orange County) Balboa Park (San Diego), and Universal Studios (Los Angeles).

Educational trips include: Miramar Air Show, U.S.S. Midway, San Diego Air & Space Museum, Model United Nations (University of San Diego), Harvard Model Congress (Boston) and College Campus Trips to the East Coast.

International Spring Trips: We offer a spring trip to various destinations around the world. Trips have included: Spain, France, Italy, Monaco, Galapagos Islands, China, and other destinations. In addition, you might even make friends with an international student and go to their home during a break or during the summer! 

For prospective families, contact the Admission Office to explore. 

The Recreation Hall

Our ocean-view Recreation Hall at Army and Navy Academy is a very popular place for boys to rest, unwind, and hang out with friends on our boarding school campus.

The Recreation Hall has a number of entertainment options, games, and a snack bar. You can shoot some pool, play a game of ping pong or foosball, watch video games or HD Movies, or just lounge. 

To add to the fun and healthy competition while attending West Point-style military school, the staff orchestrates tournaments and group games, including: beach volleyball, wiffle ball games, and video game challenges. 


Athletic Facilities & Fields  

Feel like practicing football, basketball, soccer, baseball or lacrosse with your guy friends? Maybe join in when we have kickball or dodgeball tournaments or play volleyball down at the beach? Interested in a good workout? Tennis anyone? Ready to take a swim in the pool? Catch a wave and surf? 

It is all possible on our beachfront campus, equipped with a state-of-the-art sports center and other athletic and fitness facilities.