Weekend Activities

While COSMOS weekdays are all about science and math, COSMOS weekends are all about fun and excitement! Students engage in planned weekend field trips and activities each weekend during their stay on campus. While on field trips, students must stick together with other COSMOS students and staff. Students are required to check in with COSMOS staff at specific times during the field trips.

Most weekend field trips occur on Saturdays. COSMOS reserves Sundays for Residential Life programming such as: hikes, sports, studying, and quiet activities in the dorms.

Please note that below are two of the weekend field trips taken during the summer program of 2019. All weekend field trips for 2020 are subject to change.

2019 COSMOS weekend field trips:

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Students will have an opportunity to spend a day at one of the top seaside amusement parks in California, ride roller coasters, lounge on the beach, play games and explore the wharf.

Kayaking off the Santa Cruz Coast
Students will have the amazing opportunity to explore a natural kelp forest from a kayak where they will enter a world filled with otters, seals, sea lions, dolphins, whales, and a variety of other bird and marine life within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.