Massanutten’s Summer STAR programs kicked off this week! Our Summer STAR programs include an academic program, JROTC, and Colonel’s Camp. The Summer STAR programs offer options for 1-5 weeks for boarding or day students. We have a built in fun week that breaks up the sessions to allow attendees to reach for the stars and have a great time!
Many summer programs that have an academic or educational emphasis primarily happen between the confines of the classroom’s four walls. At MMA, we believe that learning and fun can happen in tandem and often times for that to work, getting out of the classroom is key. By coming up with a balance of one week “off” within the five-week program, we have found this balance serves both purposes very well. It allows students to relax, let loose, and enjoy themselves without too much time being pulled away from their studies. Every year the plan of festivities vary, but often the activities have a tie into the curriculum, which further helps to reinforce the concepts being taught.
So what kind of fun can cadets who attend MMA’s Summer STAR programs expect to partake in? Each year is different, but students can expect to spend time outside and head off campus. Examples of activities include:
- Fields trips to museums in Washington, DC to learn more about our nation’s history, influential leaders, and military traditions that date back to the early days of our country.
- Sports and outdoor activities on campus
- Laser tag
- Whitewater rafting trip to get hearts pumping and finish out summer on an adventurous note!
- King Dominion Amusement Park
- Hagerstown Suns baseball games
At MMA we know that playing games, going on adventures, having fun, and laughing are key parts of the development for students. Incorporating some lighter, fun activities within the structured curriculum and programming actually promotes learning and success within the classroom. Massanutten Military Academy is one of Virginia’s premier military academies. The focus at MMA is on character development, leadership, and service to help students reach their fullest potential. Cadets at MMA have the opportunity to leave the traditional classroom with field trips to immerse themselves in the subject matter and have fun. If your student is interested in continuing their education for the next academic year at an institution focused on hand-on, experiential learning with small classes, please call our Admissions Department at 540-459-2167 or click here.