By design, the Usdan campus combines welcome and wonder. One hundred forty acres of natural beauty forge the literal and metaphoric space students need to feel both safe and independent enough to step out of their school-year selves. When parents and campers describe the Usdan campus, “Amazing,” “Exciting,” “Inspiring,” “Awesome,” “Magical,” “Beautiful,” “Transforming,” and “Unforgettable” top the list, alongside “Safe,” “Home,” and “Family.”
Over Usdan’s five-decade history, three celebrated architectural firms have shaped the campus. Today, students have access to 70 studios and theaters, including the Andrew and Lily McKinley Amphitheater, a 1,000-seat, award-winning campus center that hosts Usdan’s daily Festival Concerts. Other major campus buildings include: the Samuel and Lucille Lemberg Drama Center, the Jerrold Ross Discovery Center, and the Maurice B. Hexter Center. Clustered closely by department, students can move easily from studio to studio for collaboration and camaraderie. The campus also has four modern tennis courts, three large outdoor swimming pools, two yoga platforms, an archery range, a Quidditch field, and a recreation area for basketball and other games.