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Summer Programs

Hyde's character education programming continues throughout the summer. We offer several signature programs for both students and adults.  Some of our summer programs take place on campus, while others occur at Hyde's Lennox Outdoor Leadership Center located on Flagstaff Lake in Eustis, Maine. 

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Summer Leadership Challenge

For over 55 years, Hyde's Summer Leadership Challenge has been a hallmark of our character programming.  The four-week program includes outdoor adventures, academics, performing arts, and other team building activities.  We take full advantage of our location in mid-coast Maine with frequent beach trips and other outings. Students who participate in Summer Leadership Challenge gain courage and confidence by challenging themselves to try new things, form new bonds with their peers, and develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime.  

Academic Onward

Academic Onward is a continuation of Hyde's college preparatory curriculum.  The program provides a structured opportunity for students to acquire learning strategies, improve course averages, and enhance learning skills.  The on-campus program runs for four weeks over the summer, and the time a student spends in the program is assessed on a case-by-case basis.  Students in Academic Onward participate in weekend activities, such as beach trips, hiking trips, and other outdoor adventures.  

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Hyde's Lennox Outdoor Leadership Center offers students ages 14-18 the opportunity to learn MBSR tools to help manage the stresses and anxiety of being a teenager. Students explore simple practices such as meditation, tapping, mindfulness, and forest therapy that they can take into their daily lives to help find peace when faced with a difficult situation or moment.

Alumni & HAPA Fishing Trip

After taking a hiatus, Hyde School is looking forward to bringing back Hyde Alumni & Hyde Alumni Parent Association members (HAPA) fishing trip. We invite you for a weekend of fishing and relaxation while catching up with members of the Hyde School Alumni & HAPA community and maybe catch a fish or two (but hopefully more)!

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Womens' Retreats

Hyde School alumnae and members of the Hyde Alumni Parents Association (HAPA) are invited to join us at the Lennox Outdoor Leadership Center to explore their connection to nature, each other, and their own unique potential. These retreats offer skill building, nature and forest therapy, and practices that encourage self empowerment and inner peace.