If you ask Proctor alumni to describe the most profound experience of their lives, they will most likely discuss a memory from one of Proctor’s five off-campus programs. Over the past five years, Proctor has expanded its off-campus experience to include two-week long summer service trips around the world. This summer Proctor will sponsor two Summer Service Trips: Guatemala and Rosebud, South Dakota. Learn more about these remarkable experiences below!
August is nearly upon us, and that means whether we like it or not, there is only a month left of summer! While we are excited for students and faculty to return to campus for the 2016-2017 year, the change of pace on campus during the summer months is welcomed. Proctor hosts Gordon Research Conferences each year, welcoming more than 1,000 scientists from around the world (including two Nobel Prize winners) to weeklong sessions during which conferees share research, spend time in the outdoors, live in dormitories, and enjoy the fine dining prepared by Proctor's Dining Services team.
It may be 83 degrees and humid today, but summer is over. At least it feels that way. Local public schools start this week and there are hints of orange starting to appear at the top of maple trees around campus. This time of year is filled with mixed emotions as we hate to say goodbye to summer, but at the same time, cannot wait for the 2015-2016 school year to start at Proctor Academy.
Each summer, Proctor's faculty shifts gears and spends time enriching their Proctor experience. For most, the summer is spent enjoy the outdoors, hiking, cycling, and spending time with family. This downtime also affords a tremendous opportunity to pursue an avocation alongside their vocation as educators. Here's a quick window into a few summer projects by Proctor's faculty!
Proctor's Summer Service trip to Guatemala spent two weeks in La Limonada and Antigua volunteering, learning about Guatemalan culture, and bonding as a group. Katie Ball '17 shared this post on the group's blog. Take time to read her words, you will not be sorry!