On the last day of the Archery Elective, students participate in an epic tournament. The objective: pop the balloon placed in the center of your target. The prize: a coveted archery pin — presented in Olympic medal ceremony fashion, of course!
Through a variety of technique-building drills, EXPLO teammates improve their soccer skills. They learn offensive and defensive strategies, and then apply them in a friendly, competitive match.
Students in the Improv Elective make quick word associations, learning to trust their initial instincts and their fellow classmates who pick up the conversation where they leave off. They work to lean into uncertainty, thinking on their feet instead and charming the audience during their performance.
Students in Yoga Elective bend, breathe, and set intentions during practice. On and off the mat, students work to stay centered and present.
On the last day of our Painting Elective, students can paint anything their hearts desire. For this group of students, that meant beautiful landscapes, whimsical trees, abstract shapes, and a purple Garfield!
Students at EXPLO can choose their own adventures — what courses and electives they want to take, how they would like to spend Flex time, what club they prefer — and that's exactly what Intro to Dungeons & Dragons is all about as an elective. Students dream up stories about wizards and heroes, and it's up to them where that story leads.
In Cardio Bootcamp, students complete circuit-style exercises to improve their core strength, flexibility, and overall fitness.
Beginning around 2:30 pm across the Sarah Lawrence campus, you're likely to hear the faint sound of a whistle coming from the archery range. This whistle accompanies each line command that archers are given, for example: "Archers to the line!" "Line ready?" "Fire!" and "Retrieve your arrows!" The other sound you're bound to hear is raucous cheering as students support one another when they shoot a bullseye, which has already happened quite a few times this summer.
One of the focuses of our Tennis Elective is on serving. Students work on each element of their serve, perfecting their toss, overhead stroke, and follow through to achieve maximum power.
In Probability in Poker today, students discuss how likelihood and probability can offer an effective strategy when playing poker. After learning the rules and how math can help, students played a game. They wore glasses, hats, and masks in full Pokerface fashion.