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students swimmingStudent Life and Recreation

One of the great assets of the CLBS program is the many opportunities it affords for recreation by the individual or by small informal groups. There are opportunities for quiet hikes along the outlying trails, canoe trips, jogging, bird watching, fishing, swimming and sunbathing.

Team sports, particularly volleyball, are a major activity every evening on the lawn and volleyball court. On weekends, small and large groups of students canoe around Cranberry Lake or hike along state trails leading in every direction from CLBS (see map at end of this booklet).

Sanderson Lodge is a popular place for socializing around a fire on a cool evening.  If you go to Cranberry Lake village on a weekend, be sure that you are at the Marina dock on time for the return trip as our boats leave on time but if you are late, you can hire a water taxi to get "home." 

On the third Saturday of each Session, we have a Field Day of sporting events and activities, including woodsmen's events, tug-of-war, a canoe race, canoe jousting, a softball tourney, obstacle race or any other event that can be students having an eating contestdreamed up (we've had a few doozeys!). The events during the field day are planned, developed and implemented by students; usually each cabin sponsors one or more events.  The kitchen crew serves a tasty dinner of barbecued chicken. It is a fine day to invite your friends or relatives to CLBS. But, make sure that meal tickets for them are purchased in advance.


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