There is always something to do on-campus! When our Cadets get the opportunity to relax and enjoy a little free time the DSA is there to provide something to do.
Throughout the school year the DSA will organize events and activities both on-campus and off-campus. Examples of these events include, holiday parties, BBQ’s & bonfires, paintball tournaments, festivals, carnivals, themed parties, mixers, movie nights and formal military balls. Off campus activities include ski trips, whitewater rafting, paintball, and events with other area schools.
Located on the second floor of Bower Hall, the Boodle Shop is a 10,000sq/ft student center where Cadets can spend time playing video games, shooting pool, playing ping-pong, watching television or watching movies in the on-campus movie theater.
Boodle Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday: 2pm – 9pm
Sunday: 2pm – 7pm
Formal Military Balls
Military Balls are a tradition at Valley Forge. Often these events celebrate special occasions in the lives of those invited to attend. Guests are encouraged to wear formal attire.
On Saturdays from 2pm-9pm Cadets can jump on a bus and head to the largest retail mall on the East Coast. The King of Prussia Mall is located approximately 5 miles from campus and provides limitless opportunities for shopping, dining and other recreational activities. The bus departs the Kuncl Parking Lot each hour and is free of charge.
Throughout the year the DSA organizes special parties, themed events, gaming tournaments, athletic competitions, game shows and other events. Often these are large scale productions that all Cadets, Faculty, Staff and Guests from other schools are invited to attend.
The Department of Student Activities offers many special and innovative programs designed to challenge cadets physically and mentally while simultaneously developing lifelong recreational interests and skill sets.
Each program offered has an associated participation fee which, in most cases, covers professional instruction, participant equipment/uniform needs, instructional materials, memberships, certifications, tournament fees and travel expenses.
Generally programs operate on a trimester basis (Fall, Winter, Spring) rotating every 9 weeks. In most cases, participation in a Special Activities Program will serve to meet the Mandatory Athletics Requirement.
- Scuba Diving Certification (PADI)
- Martial Arts/Judo
- Red Cross Training & Certification