Student Activities

Student Activities have a clear connection to Oakwood Friends School's Mission. Weekly opportunities are offered for students to engage in activities that nurture the spirit, the scholar, the artist, and the athlete in each person. In addition to countless fun day trips and events, on any a given weekend, students can also take part in rewarding community service trips working with animal shelters, homeless shelters, children hospitals, and elderly homes. Because of our great location, our students enjoy wonderful weekend activities ranging from local events to day trips to New York City, as well as a surplus of beautiful State Parks. Weekend activities include community service, shopping trips, movies, visits to museums, amusement parks, sporting events, local theatre productions, concerts, outdoor adventures, hiking, rafting, athletic events, and much more.

Examples of various student activities and events:

ArtistOakwood Students on top of the mountain

Gallery visits

Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar


Plays at the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center

Marist Orchestra

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College


Reel Rock Extreme Sports, indoor climbing wall

Division 1 College Sporting Events

Marist and Army Hockey and Basketball Gamesoakwood students rafting int the river

Hiking in Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Mountain

Walkway Over The Hudson

Hudson Valley Rail Trail

Professional Sport events including: Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, New York Red Bulls


students visit new york cityDining venues within short walk of campus



Trips to New York City, Boston, Washington D.C.

Grocery Shopping trips

Baking or cooking with dorm parents

Bonfires and Smores

Saturday Night Movie Marathons in the dorms

Ice Skating


students plant flag at the riverRafting Trips

Maple Syrup Tasting Tours

Asian Market trips

Roller Skating


Sinterklaas Festival

Headless Horseman Haunted Attraction

Hiking in the ‘Gunks

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

Darkside Record Concerts

Dragons Den Table Top Gaming Events

Laser Tag