Pre-College Weekend Field Trips and Events
Skidmore's summer campus hosts many concerts, lectures, performances, and weekend activities. In addition, we offer Pre-College students optional weekend events and field trips to local and regional destinations at no extra charge except spending money. Members of the residence hall staff accompany the students on all trips and events.
2017 Trips & Excursions
- Saturday, July 8: Great Escape / Six Flags Amusement Park, Lake George, NY
- Saturday, July 15: Morning: Community Service Project—details coming soon!
- Afternoon: New York City Ballet at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
- Saturday, July 22: Saratoga Strike Zone: Bowling/Arcade/Bumper Cars
- Saturday, July 29: Fun Night
Community Service Project
2017 Pre-College Community Service Project, Skidmore Community Garden
Skidmore Pre-College students connect with Saratoga Springs through community service. This summer, our project returns to Skidmore’s Community Garden! The garden supplies local food, grown using organic practices, to Skidmore's dining hall. There are many things we need help with, so come get your hands dirty! We will start with a quick tour of the garden and then we will begin planting and harvesting vegetables, weeding and watering, and more!
2014 Project: Skidmore Community Garden (photos by Eric Jenks)
Our project helped launch Skidmore's new Community Garden. Students toured the garden, then spent the morning weeding, planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables, many of which are served at Skidmore's Dining Hall.
Spring Run Trail Maintenance Project, 2013, (photos by Joe Levy)
Students maintained the Spring Run Trail, raking, collecting debris, and pulling weeds
along the trail, which is a favorite of runners, hikers, and cyclists.