Summer Leadership Challenge

Summer Leadership Challenge

Adventure awaits at Hyde School’s Summer Leadership Challenge . High school students from around the world converge on our beautiful campus in mid-coast Maine for four weeks filled with outdoor adventures, academics, athletics, performing arts, and so much more. Students gain confidence and build skills that last a lifetime. Get ready for an unforgettable summer.

At Hyde School Be The Best Possible You At Hyde School we Develop Character to Discover Unique Potential .

“This was the best summer I’ve had in a long time” -Ben

Introductions & Group Challenges

Hyde’s Summer Leadership Challenge begins with the Hyde “Introduction.” On the first night, all students, student leaders, and faculty members gather to introduce themselves to the community as a way to get to know each other. Introductions are the first opportunity students have to explore their public speaking confidence and take a step of courage. Group Challenges are a hallmark of the Hyde summer experience. Ranging from low ropes course activities to teamwork games, students’ problem solving skills are put to the test. These challenges are a chance for students to get to know one another, create group synergy, and build on leadership skills.

Student Leaders

At Hyde School, students have leadership opportuities all year round. Over the summer, selected students return to campus as Student Leaders. These students serve as mentors to new students and have the opportunity to build leadership skills.

Ropes Course & Camping Trip

Hiking the Trails of Maine Summer Leadership Challenge would not be complete without the day hike to the top of Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park. Students spend the day together hiking the beautiful trails on the midcoast of Maine. The day hike pro- vides them the chance to challenge themselves physically and get to know their peers.

Hyde School’s Ropes Course is a combination of both high and low elements. The course is designed to challenge students to test their limits and tackle challenges outside of their comfort zone. These activites help students develop communication and problem solving skills, while having fun and supporting each other.

The Regatta: An Annual Tradi tion

A signature component of Hyde’s Summer Leadership Challenge is the annual Discovery Group camping trip. Each group embarks on a three-day outdoor adventure at Hyde’s Lennox Outdoor Leadership Center located in Eustis, Maine. Students learn not only about camping, canoeing, and hiking, but they also bond with each other as they learn and grow as a team.

Academics & Discovery Groups Throughout the summer, students are engaged in our Curiosity Curriculum which provide the opportunity to enhance their problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. The curriculum focuses on three content areas – history; reading, writing, and public speaking; and Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics (STEAM).

Students explore Maine’s rich history while learning poetry, writing and presenting personal narratives, and work as a team building boats to race in the annual Hyde Regatta. Academics at Summer Leadership Challenge are designed to teach students to tap into their curiosity, critical thinking skills, and creative abilities.

In Your Community Character Matters

At Hyde School, character is not an addition to the curriculum, it is the foundation of the curriculum.

Rafting, Sea Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Discovery Groups & Family Weekend

Taking advantage of all the natural beauty Maine has to offer includes whitewater rafting on the mighty Kennebec River in Northern Maine. The trip cascades through the Kennebec Gorge on class four rapids with an experienced guide. The day ends with a fireside lunch and slide show recapping the exciting day.

Students are assigned to Discovery Groups which are like an on-campus “family.” Led by faculty members, the Discovery Group engages in team building activities, self-awareness exercises, and social functions. The groups are designed to help students develop meaningful relationships with both their peers and adults and encourage personal growth.

Summer Leadership Challenge culminates with Family Weekend where the entire community gathers to celebrate the steps students have taken to embrace their leadership, reflect on their strengths and challenges, and take hold of their personal growth. The curriculum focuses on the family and activities include family seminars, athletic events, and a performing arts show.

Hyde partners with Seaspray Kayaking for a day of sea kayaking and paddleboarding on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Sea kayakers get stroke lessons and instructions on performing a wet exit, while the paddleboarders learn balance and stroke techniques. The students travel around the bay to watch the local wildlife and have fun in the water.

Bath, Maine City of Ships and Home of Hyde’s Wolfpack!


Our daily athletic program kicks off with the timed mile run. Under the beautiful Maine morning sun, students gather on the track for the four-lap challenge to test their physical and mental toughness.

Our campus is situated on the site of the 145-acre estate of shipbuilder John S. Hyde. Come tour our campus:

Distance from: Portland: 34 miles Boston: 140 miles New York: 348 miles

• Hyde Mansion • Athletic Center • Student Life Center • Ropes Course • Music Recording Studio • Climbing Wall • Art Barn • Athletic Fields

Portland International Jetport, PWM ★

Hyde School

Boston Logan International Airport, BOS

Athletics continues with both team and individual sports. Students participate in everything from soccer to ultimate frisbee to capture the flag. Each Discovery Group racks up points for their participation, culminating in the awarding of the Disco Cup to the group with the most points. These activities generate a lot of excitement, teamwork, and healthy competition.

Providence, RI

Hartford, CT

New York City, JFK International Airtport

Newark Liberty International Airport, EWR

Let’s Connect!

Contact us to schedule an interview or visit today. Hyde School Admissions 616 High Street Bath, ME 04530 (207) 443-7101 Call, Click, E-mail Visit to: • Take a virtual tour • Watch videos • Check out Hyde Sports teams • See the latest news and updates • Fill out an Inquiry Form • Learn how to apply! Discover Unique Potential — is to experience our school first-hand. The Hyde School interview is one of a kind; it is an open, honest conversation focused on three primary questions: • Who am I? • Where am I going? • How am I going to get there? Take The First Step The best way to learn about Hyde School’s mission— Develop Character To

“My time at Hyde has been very special. I have learned better ways to communicate and grow in my leadership. I met people from all different parts of the world and made friends for life.” — Aree, Boston, MA

Hyde School 616 High Street Bath, Maine 04530

Develop Character To Discover Unique Potential

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