They’re a time to recharge, connect with the community, take off on an adventure, and, importantly, to have fun after a busy week.
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Right in our backyard students can hike, enjoy the trails on horseback, boulder with friends, or take off on a weekend camping trip in the Los Padres National Forest. They may find themselves boarding an early morning van to go surfing or playing a pickup game down on the athletic fields overlooking the Ojai Valley.
Students and faculty on Thacher’s Indoor Committee plan regular weekend events throughout the year. On any given weekend students may be heading to an all-school dance, enjoying a classic movie in the outdoor amphitheater, performing in a coffeehouse, leading a pickup team in a four-square tournament, or hearing a leading scholar talk about their newest research. And every Saturday night the Head of School and his family open up their home to the whole community, inviting students to play ping-pong and foosball, watch a movie, hang out, and enjoy chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven.
Trips to Los Angeles for gallery viewings or performances, outings to Santa Barbara for dinner and a movie, and other local cultural events get students off campus for exciting new experiences.