Fostering Participation and Confidence

Many students come to the Summit School at Nyack after long periods of unsuccessful school and social experiences. We believe that teaching students how to recreate in socially appropriate and productive ways is key to helping them gain confidence and independence. For that reason, we have created a dynamic and exciting recreational program designed for students to have fun and learn at the same time.

By offering a recreation program with something for everyone, we provide a comfortable space for every member of the Summit community so that students feel safe to take risks without fear of ridicule or embarrassment regardless of skill or experience.

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Our Programs

The recreation program is constantly evolving to meet the interests of the student body and to keep programs fresh. We consider the social isolation and anxiety many of our students have experienced and strive to create activities that feel safe, comfortable and nonjudgmental. Each school day afternoon features a multitude of on and off campus activities.

On Campus

Art
Basketball
Bingo
Board Games
Book Club
Campus Theater
Cardio Room
Ceramics
Chess Club
Computers
Cosmetology Club
Culinary Club
Karaoke
Music
Newspaper Club
Outdoor Movies
Recreation Room with Pingpong
and Billiards
Recreational Games (Kan Jam, Bocce Ball, Corn Hole)
Recycling Club
Softball
Tutoring
Video Game Room
Volleyball
Weight Room
Yoga

Off Campus

Amusement Parks
Apple & Pumpkin Picking
Arcade
Bowling
Broadway Shows
Community Swimming Pools and Lakes
Farmers’ Market
Historical Sites
Ice Skating
Local Farms
Movies
Museums
Nature Walks
Roller Skating
Sporting Events (New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Liberty, Brooklyn Nets,
Rockland Boulders, Hudson Valley Renegades)
State Parks