Every January, the Browning Form IV boys and Form VI Peer Leaders make the trek to the Frost Valley YMCA camp in the Catskills to engage in three days of programming with the Interschool community to discuss issues surrounding their shared identity as high schoolers and New Yorkers. Students have the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities such as tubing, cross-country skiing and broom-ball. The boys also look forward to an Open Mic night and square dancing with students from Brearley, Chapin, Collegiate, Nightingale and Spence.
This year, the Browning boys were particularly engaged in the workshops discussing identity and healthy relationships. They also commented that it was enlightening to meet, on very friendly terms, their peers from Collegiate and to have open discussions with girls from our sister schools.
Dean of Students and Science Department Chair Sam Keany, who accompanied the boys on the trip, remarked, "The success of the trip largely hinges on the agency of the Peer Leaders from the six schools, and this year's group was a particularly cohesive one. The Peer Leader partners conducted effective small group discussions. These chats gave our boys terrific opportunities to get to know the girls and boys from the other schools and to explore meaningful discussions about the issues they face as teenagers in the world today."