Proctor's campus during the summer months is far from quiet. Building projects, prep work for a new solar array at the Proctor Ski Area, and hosting weekly Gordon Research Conferences keep everyone quite busy.
While campus is busy, it is a different kind of busy than the school year brings. We miss the energy of students and faculty bustling about campus, but know that in just over a month, new students will be arriving for Wilderness Orientation. And then the school year will accelerate at a rate only a boarding school student or teacher can fully appreciate.
The Alan Shepherd Boat House will be busy with woodworking and metal engineering projects; a constant hum of machinery filtering out from the open garage doors.
Leonard Field will welcome more than 40 football players to pre-season camp as Proctor's football program will look to post its eleventh consecutive winning season.
Students will filter to and from Dave Pilla's Wildlife Science and Forestry classes as they explore Proctor's woodlands and the stewardship responsibilities we all share for our 2,500 acres.
Classes, games, performances, dorm meetings, advisory periods, and terms off-campus will soon consume us, so we take a moment to walk around campus and enjoy the lush green summer affords. As we tour campus, we capture updated images to accompany Proctor's online campus map. Using Proctor alum Oliver Davis '88's company, Campus Bird, we have upgraded our campus map significantly to represent the tremendous improvements made to Proctor's campus over the past few years.
The grill outside Peabody House will soon be fired up by this year's residents as they oversee Friday night light games on Farrell Field.
With The Campaign for Proctor well underway, and construction for the new Proctor Dining Commons set to begin later this month, we anticipate we'll be making quite a few enhancements to our campus map in the coming years as well!