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Work Hard, Play Hard

Hargrave maintains an active and involved Student Activities Department. A mixture of activities are planned for closed and incentive weekends, both on and off campus. Cadets are welcome to sign up for these supported activities, which allow them time away from campus to enjoy the many opportunities available in the region.

Not every activity is for every Cadet. Student Activities strives to provide various opportunities to the Cadet Corps, and there is something for everyone. For Cadets who prefer to remain on campus, Hargrave hosts a 50-meter indoor pool, tennis courts, a military obstacle course, a climbing tower, a leadership reaction course, and a paintball course.

Student Activities oversees trips to grocery and home goods stores to allow Cadets the opportunity to stock up on the necessities for life on the barracks.

PADI SCUBA certification (with a lifetime PADI Certification) courses are also offered.

Types of Weekends

Open Weekend — Students are able to depart campus

Closed Weekend — All Cadets are required to be on campus

Special Weekend — All Cadets are required to be on campus for a special event (Mother’s Day weekend, Military Ball weekend)

Incentive Weekend — Open weekend for qualified Cadets

Recent Weekend Activities

  • Air Show
  • Archery
  • Bonfires
  • Bowling
  • Caving
  • College Football Game
  • Color Run
  • County Fair
  • Eating Out
  • Escape Room
  • Fishing
  • Dances at Girls’ Schools
  • Go Karts
  • Halloween Haunted House
  • Historical Trips
  • Hiking
  • Hockey Game
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Laser Tag
  • Leaf Raking Community Service
  • Madden Football Tournament
  • Mall Trip
  • Movies
  • Museums
  • NASCAR Race
  • NBA Game
  • Paintball
  • Pet Center Community Service
  • Prom at Girls’ School
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Rappelling
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Skating
  • Skeet Shooting
  • Snow Skiing
  • Social at Girls’ School
  • Table Tennis Tournament
  • Trampoline Park
  • Wake Boarding
  • Water Park
  • Zip Lining
  • Zoo

* Some of these activities are joint activities with several nearby girls’ boarding schools.