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Play and Rest

Spontaneous play is a huge part of life at CSG! From student-organized improv games to scavenger hunts planned by Residential Assistants, we find immense value in taking time to play, and understand that the ability to play together as a group enhances community.

We also understand that rest is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As such, our weekends include ample downtime. During this time, students can walk to Wolfe’s Neck Farm to visit with lambs, go on a bike ride, or prepare for the upcoming week.

Sundays are a “Rest and Play” day at the farmhouse, during which students have the opportunity to reflect on their time at CSG and prepare themselves for the upcoming week. A typical day begins with a fabulous brunch prepared by our chef, Gail.  After a thorough cleaning of the farmhouse, students have plenty of time to catch up with family, study, and enjoy some time outside.

Whether scrambling up nearby Bradbury Mountain, having group conversations about gender, or making art projects, weekends at CSG are a time for students to experience the joy that comes from meaningful work and play.

While each semester is different, weekends are always an important time to engage in the CSG community, as well as explore and develop connections with communities elsewhere in Maine. Some of our past activities have included:

  • Competing in a photo-scavenger hunt in Freeport, Maine20141108_210256
  • Maple sugaring in Carrabassett Valley, Maine
  • Volunteering at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine
  • Touring the Musuem of African Art and Culture in Portland, Maine
  • Visiting a farmers market, cooking dinner, and contra dancing in Brunswick, Maine
  • Serving meals at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen in Portland, Maine