New Leadership for the Chesapeake, June 2013

Free Time Activities

Micahel P. O'Brien Athletics and Recreation Center Facilities

The ARC will be open and available for usage throughout the course of the summer. Students will have full access to all the amenities provided by the ARC, including the Climbing Wall, Aquatic Center, Fitness Center and Recreational Courts.

Fitness Center, ARC of SMCM 


During the week, environmentally themed movies will be screened for students. Not only will the movies provide a nice relaxing environment at night, they will build upon the understanding of the program’s educational experiences and show application of environmental concepts and real-life examples through film.

Historic St. Mary’s City:


Historic St. Mary's City, the site of the fourth oldest permanent settlement in British North America, Maryland's first capital, and the birthplace of religious toleration, invites you to explore the lifeways of Maryland's first citizens.

Historic St. Mary's City is an exciting mix of colorful living history and fascinating archaeology, all set in a beautiful tidewater landscape. Lord Baltimore's 17th-century capital stands ready to be rediscovered.

Hands-on activities are offered. Special events scheduled on weekends from March through December offer visitors unique opportunities to work alongside professional archaeologists, churn butter, watch a militia drill, or shoot a bow and arrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the grounds, which include interpretive and Bayscape gardens and interpretive signage while the living history sites are closed in the winter.

Running and walking the extensive network of paths in Historic St. Mary’s is a favorite activity of college students, professors and town inhabitants. Enjoy the unique scenery and juxtaposition of Old Age meeting the New Age along the paths, and marvel at the lush greenery and indigenous plants throughout Historic St. Mary’s City.

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Waterfront and River Center:

Grab a swimsuit and a towel and enjoy the splendors the Waterfront has to offer. Sprawl out on the docks with friends, take out a small sailboat, paddle around in a kayak or brave the water with a paddleboard, the James P. Muldoon River Center has endless opportunities. Take advantage of the gorgeous location of St. Mary’s College of Maryland right on the waterfront!

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river concertkayak