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.

Seek Out New Adventures!

Trips and activities during the weekend ignite new interests and spark friendships. Boy-centric, we offer lots of motivating, challenging, and physical activities that get boys in middle school and high school moving and expanding their horizons. Here are some of the fun options we have offered based on student interest at our military boarding school. 

Campus Options include: surfing, bodyboarding, beach volleyball, gym workouts, swimming, tennis, games, recreation hall (games, movies, snack bar) and student enrichment center activities.

Local Activities include: boating and kayaking, laser-tag, paintball, drone flying, rock-climbing, fishing, and 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 with the Surfrider Foundation and other organizations. 

Off-campus Excursions include: Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Balboa Park (San Diego), Universal Studios (Los Angeles), San Diego Zoo, Carlsbad Village Arts Theater, and the Oceanside Surf Museum.

Educational Trips: 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. In addition, during spring break, we offer a trip every year to a special destination. Past trips include: Spain, France, Italy, Galapagos Islands, and China.


Weekend Activities at boys boarding school - fishing excursions

Things to do in San Diego? If you are visiting your cadet and wish to explore San Diego, you will be amazed by the wide variety of things to do in San Diego county. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, hiking, golf, tennis, spas, shopping, and cultural events. San Diego is home to the well-known San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Legoland, New Village Arts Theater, Oceanside Harbor, and more. 

Stay Active and Get Fit!  

Feel like practicing football, basketball, soccer, baseball or lacrosse with your guy friends on the weekend? 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? 

It is all possible on our beachfront campus, equipped with a state-of-the-art Duffield Sports Center, Maffucci Fields, Bliss Stadium, tennis courts, swimming pool, and easy access to golfing, running, cycling, hiking, fishing, and much more. 

Beyond our sports facilities, the Pacific Ocean is literally at your doorstep. Students enjoy the beach in sunny San Diego! Bodysurfing, surfing and lounging on our private deck are all part of the campus life experience. 

Interested in taking a tour of our scenic beachside campus? Contact the Office of Admission to schedule a personalized visit. 


Hang Out and Make New Friends! 

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 our military school, the staff orchestrates tournaments and group games, including: beach volleyball, wiffle ball games, and video game challenges. 



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