Physical education, an important component of Exeter Summer, promotes fitness, cooperation, sportsmanship and the learning of new skills. You’ll engage in healthy competition and recreation while developing the foundation for long-term participation in athletics. Programs meet four afternoons per week for at least one hour each day. Sports are split into two 2 1/2 week sessions, and you’ll make your selections through the online application. Visit the Physical Education sections in the UPPER SCHOOL or ACCESS EXETER catalog for all choices.
Whatever your interests and experience levels might be, the Exeter campus features a complex of athletic facilities that accommodate a wide range of sports and fitness classes. In addition to the state-of-the-art Downer Family Fitness Center, indoor facilities include a 25-yard competition pool, squash courts, dance studio and multiple basketball courts. Outdoors, you’ll have access to over 300 acres of school grounds; an all-weather track; tennis courts; cross-country trails; baseball and softball diamonds; and several fields for football, field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. Housing more than 20 shells for rowing crew, the Saltonstall Boathouse is situated on the banks of the Squamscott River in downtown Exeter. There’s something for everyone at Exeter Summer.
Exeter Crew Club
Crew at Phillips Exeter Academy enjoys a long and prestigious history. Exonians have rowed for national championships, high school and collegiate teams, and have represented the United States in the Olympics and in other international competitions.
Exeter Summer offers Exeter Crew as a special, intensive program that students can select in place of the regular sports offerings. This class meets four times per week for two hours a day for the entire five weeks. The fee to add this optional course is $995, which includes an Exeter Crew top and baseball cap.We offer both a Beginner and Experienced Skills Program.
Seacoast United Soccer Club
The passion among its coaches, players and fans has turned this small New Hampshire soccer club into one of the most successful athletic organizations in New England. The Seacoast United Soccer Club (SUSC) summer program is looking to work with players who have a passion for the game, have played at a competitive level, and who want to continue a high level of training in the summer.
This optional soccer program will take the place of regular sports for both sport sessions. It meets four times a week for two hours per day for the entire summer. Each player will receive a Premier Nike soccer ball, one Nike/SUSC jersey and T-shirt, a pair of Nike shorts and two pairs of socks. Players must have a pair of cleats without metal bottoms. Turf shoes are optional. The fee to add this extra course is $995.