landmark school students kayaking

Afternoon Activities

Landmark High School's Summer Afternoon Program runs from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. every afternoon except Fridays. These exciting programs build confidence, peer support, and personal skills. Students may choose one of the following activities:

Program Options

Digital Photography
Students will explore various modalities of taking photographs digitally. The course will focus on the art form of photography from composition and juxtaposition as well as the technicalities of this craft. The class will use the rambling Landmark campus and selected locations on the North Shore as their studio and will produce a final show of their most noteworthy work at the end of the course.​

Group Fitness *UPDATED AS OF 5/27*
Students are treated to a customized workout at the nearby Manchester Athletic Club. This very popular summer program is led by certified fitness instructors as well as a Landmark teacher with significant experience working with students in this capacity.   Participants will attend a variety of classes indoors and outside tailored to those who simply enjoy exercise or are looking to prepare for an upcoming fall season. Students will be masked indoors and while riding to and from the facility. When outside and socially distanced, they are able to remove their masks.  

Marine Science
Students will spend their afternoons exploring the seashore and a wide variety of marine life while relaxing with new friends. Landmark’s Marine Science program is designed to provide discovery through field activities, where participants get their hands and feet wet and learn by doing. Students will investigate a range of local environments, including rocky shores, salt marshes, and sandy beaches through snorkeling and shoreline exploration. The class will also visit sites of maritime historic interest. To become actively involved in the spirit of marine studies, students should feel comfortable in and around water, but do not need to be strong swimmers. Students should have (or plan to purchase upon arrival at school), a mask, snorkel, and fins.

Sea Kayaking and Paddleboarding
Take advantage of the North Shore's beautiful coastline with daily guided kayak and paddleboarding tours out of Gloucester Harbor. Students will investigate a range of local destinations while gaining valuable teambuilding experience. The program aims to help students develop a love of the ocean and its challenges, while fostering a safe environment for students to create friendships through trust and communication. Students should feel comfortable in and around water, but do not need to have kayaking or paddleboarding experience.

Visual Arts
Students will express their creativity through the visual arts. They will have the opportunity to explore a variety of art media in depth. This program will include both 2D and 3D media, such as drawing and painting, digital photography, and ceramics. This is an excellent opportunity for both beginning art students and those interested in pursuing art beyond high school.

students on a large rock ledge overlooking the ocean