Weekend Life & Clubs

Good time spent with friends is a valuable experience, fostering immeasurable self-esteem and teaches pride in good behavior, whether on or off campus.

To be ready for College and life beyond means much more today than academic preparation; it means life readiness. One of the biggest takeaways our Alumni cite from their experience at the academy is that they learned how to balance their day between intellectual, social, and physical pursuits, manage their time effectively, prioritize, and make good decisions.

Weekends give students the opportunity to enjoy some downtime and participate in some exciting activities!

The Beach & Aquatics

The Army and Navy Academy is the only boarding school on the West Coast with a beachside campus. We’re nestled on the shores of northern San Diego, with private access to the beach, affording our students unique aquatic activities.

Aim High – Learn to Fly!

Aviation training at Army and Navy Academy interconnects aviation and aeronautics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into our 4-year ‘Warrior Aviation Course‘ to prepare students for future careers as certified pilots of commercial and military aircraft, as well as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones.

The Warrior Band

The Academy’s Band cultivates musical literacy and trains students in proper instrumental performance and marching technique through daily rehearsals, utilizing a wide range of musical styles for both marching and concert band performances.

Weekend Trips

We offer students the option to sign up for many supervised trips throughout the school year. Locally, typical outings include: surfing and hiking; boating and kayaking; laser tag; flying drones; rock-climbing; shopping malls and restaurants; Cinepolis Luxury Theaters; Boomers; archery; and more.

Army and Navy Academy regularly offers exciting excursions to larger events and activities as well. Recent trips include: Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Balboa Park, Cineopolis movie theaters, Haunted House, Miramar Air Show, San Diego Air & Space Museum, Snow Trips, USS Midway, and more.

Explore the Weekend Activites Calendar found in the ANA Families section of the website.

The Recreation (Rec) Hall

The Rec Hall is very popular with students, and offers one of the best views of the ocean. The Rec Hall houses two pool tables, ping pong tables, video games, HD movies, and foosball tables, and areas to relax. Also, The Canteen is located inside the Rec Hall, and offers a variety of snacks and refreshments (Canteen charges will be applied to your son’s incidental account.)

About once a month, Rec Hall Staff orchestrate tournaments, including: football; beach volleyball; whiffle ball; video games; kickball; dodgeball; and more..

~ Cadet

“Carlsbad Village is the heart of Ocean-Surfing-California culture, a small hip and upscale surf town with some of the most fantastic scenery on earth!”

Club Offerings

The Associated Student Body (ASB) facilitates a wide range of clubs on campus.

ANA United Club

The ANA United club exists to promote kindness and helping others to instill positive characteristics in our Cadets. We hope to initiate different activities on campus to encourage good character in young men. Also, we will focus on how cadets can build more positive and healthy relationships with one another while discussing different life philosophies and approaches to ensure community safety and rapport. We aim for the club to be interactive, student-centered, and meaningful so students are motivated to plan and organize positive campus activities.

Advisor: Dr. Disney/Frau T.

Aviation Club

The Warrior Aviation Club will provide authentic and practical aviation training and simulation. In addition to the aviation class, this club will offer extra practice and education on the basics of aviation, flight training, drone use, and much more.

Advisor: Mr. Kevin Moss

Band Club

If you are unsure about committing to bad class but would like to give it a try or you are interested in playing/learning to play a Band Instrument but was not able to fit the class in your schedule, then this is the club for you.

Cadets will also have the opportunity to experiment with new instruments that may not be the ones they typically play.

Advisor: Mr. Leland Lugo

Book and Reading

Book and Reading Club provides an opportunity for students to read books of their choice for pleasure. Students can bring their own books or Mrs. Frazier has an extensive class library from which to choose. Some club time will be spent discussing favorite books, but most of the time will be spent silently reading.

Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Frazier

Business Club

Students have the opportunity to work in exploring comedy writing and performance.  Original scripts will be developed, students will participate in comedy improvisation and sketch comedy script development.  When available, additional theatre professionals will attend and offer their professional guidance to students in the workshop.

Advisor: Mr. Phillip Zamora

CA Scholarship Federation

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California high school students.  Founded in 1921, the California Scholarship Federation is the oldest scholarship institution in the state of California.

Advisor:  Ms. Jolene Mitchell

Chess Club

The Chess Club is intended to be a fun and competitive club that that encourages the development of game strategies and critical thinking skills. Inter-Club competitions will be considered depending on student interest.

Advisors: Capt. Mac/Mr. Phillip Zamora/Mrs. Lisa Cafro

Computers & Gaming

This club would like to teach its members about basic fundamentals in computer hardware, security, and programming. In addition, the members play, discuss, and create different video games used across a plethora of gaming systems.

Advisor: Mr. Malcolm Muter

Cooking Club

The cooking club will allow cadets to experience a culinary education and help them to increase and improve their skills in the kitchen. They will have the opportunity to work in various kitchens and experiment with different kitchen tools, new recipes, and cooking techniques.

Advisors: Ms. Amy Coe/Mrs. Karen Bartell

Creative Writing Club

In Creative Writing Club, Cadets will get to write expressively and creatively. The club will focus on short, fun writing activities designed to develop narrative voice. Cadets can choose to work on extended pieces of writing or work on short pieces related to the different activities that take place during club time. We’ll write poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction. If you are interested in the craft of writing, this club is for you!

Advisor:  Mrs. Kimberly Frazier

Forensics Club

The Forensics Club investigates the application of a broad range of scientific disciplines to the achievement of the goals of the criminal justice system and the betterment of society. Forensics club was established in 2006 to serve the needs and interests of our Cadets.

The purposes of the Forensics club are to advance the understanding and promote greater awareness of forensic science; expose Cadets to methodology and tools used in forensics; strengthen the Cadet’s understanding of the sciences and develop leadership skills; encourage students in their educational pursuits, make them aware of career opportunities in the field of forensic science and establish and develop ties between the Academy science Cadets and local personnel involved in forensics. This is achieved through field trips, hands-on lab activities, movies and guest speakers.

Advisor:  Dr. Robin Cowen

Game Time Club

The Game Time Club is designed to provide Cadets with an opportunity to be part of a stress-free, game-centered environment. Being able to engage in friendly competition helps to develop good character in young men.

Advisors:  Mrs. Kacie Drake / Mrs. Denise Martin

Garden and Agriculture

The agriculture club teaches Cadets how to successfully build, plant, manage, and harvest a garden while giving back to the school. They also provide members with community service opportunities through a variety of farming methods as well as teach about the different methods of farming.

Advisor: Mr. Ethan Segovia / Col. Ward

Green Club

This club raises awareness for the environment and issues that are of concern today- specifically trash and recyclables on the beach, ocean, and waterways in our community. This club takes action by organizing and participating in local beach cleanups.

The Green Club works with Heal the Bay, I Love a Clean San Diego, and San Diego Coastkeepers to keep track of collected trash and waste.

Advisors: Mrs. PrattMr. Hall

Hispanic Heritage Club

This club focuses on the unique cultural heritage of all 20 Spanish-speaking countries – culture, music, food, geography, history, people, and politics. We explore various current events, participate in festivals and exhibitions, discuss cultural norms, and share opinions and knowledge that are valid for the classroom and social premises.

Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Ortiz 

Interact Club

Interact club is a service club and is part of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization. The parent international organization consists of over 30,000 clubs around the world and boasts more than million business and professional leaders as members.

Individual Rotary clubs sponsor the youth component, Interact clubs, by providing guidance and support. One of the club’s favorite activities is supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its annual Pasta for Pennies fundraiser.

Advisor:  Mrs. Sarah Ortiz

International Culture Club

This club enables Cadets to develop an appreciation for cultural diversity in our global community – both on campus and in the world – and for Cadets who have a strong desire to learn a second or third language.

Advisor:  Ms. Maya Ramirez

JROTC Club

This club will allow for Cadets to participate in and practice their military skills through drill, rifle, color guard, and raider challenge. The Cadets will utilize their current skills as well as augment their technique in some or all of the specialty areas.

Advisor: LET Staff

Key Club

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student governed organization whose goal is to teach leadership through serving others.

Key Club International is a part of the Kiwanis International group. Each local Key Club is, in turn, sponsored by a local Kiwanis club.

Our Motto: “Caring: Our Way of Life”

Advisor:  Mrs. Jenn Edwards

National Honor Society

This club is by invitation only.

The National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the oldest and largest recognition programs for high school students in grades 10-12 in the United States of America; however it is also present in several other countries. NHS honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

It is estimated that over one million students participate in the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society. Once selected, a student is awarded membership in the local chapter at a special induction ceremony. With induction, each member assumes certain obligations as outlined by the chapter and the national constitution.

The chapter must conduct a service project for the school or community and see to the development of an individual service project for each member. Chapters may choose to sponsor fundraising projects or otherwise involve themselves with the school to reach the chapter’s goals. In addition, regular meetings of the chapter can be held to conduct chapter business.

Advisor:  Dr. Robin Cowen

Percussion Club

If you are unsure about committing to band class but would like to give it a try or you are interested in playing/learning to play a percussion instrument (drums), but was not able to fit it in your class schedule, then this is the club for you.

Cadets will also have the opportunity to experiment with new instruments that may not be the ones they typically play.

AdvisorMr. Leland Lugo

Volleyball Club

This club will explore the fundamentals of volleyball, practice skills, and play in games during club time.

The volleyball club will use beach, grass and concrete to practice to create a more well-rounded experience of the sport.

Advisor: Dr. Amy Tsou

Special Club Programs

Honor Council

This is a Cadet organization responsible for education, supervision, and administration of the Honor Code.

Advisor: Mrs. Jenness Edwards

Harvard Model Congress (HMC)

Cadets will travel to Boston, MA to participate in the largest congressional simulation conference in the world. HMC provides high school students from across the United States and abroad with an opportunity to experience American government firsthand.

Advisors: Mr. Ethan Segovia / Ms. Jamie Frankfurth

Model United Nations

Model United Nations is an educational simulation and academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.MUN involves and teaches research, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.

Advisor: TBD

Peer Tutoring

Cadets are selected for this club to act as tutors and mentors for other cadets on campus through academics. They can offer help with assignments and projects outside the classroom.

This allows for ANA’s cadets to show a sense of leadership in academics as well as promote a cohesive corps on campus.

School Dances

The ASB puts on three dances per year. The first dance of the year occurs in the fall during Autumn Ball weekend. The Autumn Ball begins with the Grand March of our Cadet leaders into Duffield Sports Center. The two other dances are held during Warrior Family Weekend in March and during Alumni Weekend in May. Girls who plan on attending dances at ANA must fill out a permission slip and bring their school ID.

Events on campus such as the Ice Cream Social, Mixers, & ASB Fair require a guest event agreement. A new permission slip must be filled out each year but is only required once per year.

If you have any questions regarding dances and/or policies, please contact the ASB Director, Sarah Ortiz by email or by calling 760.547.5159.