Exeter Summer Athletics

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.

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Optional Sports

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. We offer both a Beginner and Experienced Skills Program.  There is an additional fee for this optional course, which includes an Exeter Crew top and baseball cap. See Exeter Summer Tuition for fee information. 

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.  There is an additional fee for this optional course, see Exeter Summer Tuition for fee information. 

Exeter Elite Volleyball Club

The Exeter volleyball program is one of the strongest in New England and has won five girls and boys New England Championships in the last three years.

Exeter Summer offers Exeter Elite Volleyball as a special intensive program that UPPER SCHOOL students can choose in place of the regular sports program. The Exeter Elite Volleyball Club meets four times a week for two hours per day for the entire five weeks.

Volleyball is open to a limited number of students. Players should bring proper athletic clothing and shoes; kneepads are optional. Each player will receive a T-shirt and ball. There is an additional fee for this optional course, see Exeter Summer Tuition for fee information. 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel arrive and take over.

Exeter Summer offers American Red Cross Lifeguarding as a special intensive program that UPPER SCHOOL students can choose in place of the regular sports program. The lifeguarding program meets four times a week for two hours per day for the entire five weeks.  Participants must be at least 15 years of age by July 1, 2018 and must be able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation. Lifeguarding is open to a limited number of students and proper swimwear is required. There is an additional fee for this optional course, see Exeter Summer Tuition for fee information. 

Exeter Summer

20 Main Street, Exeter, NH 03833

603-777-3488 / summer@exeter.edu