What do New Lifestyles students do for fun? Much of the evening and weekend programming is social and recreational in nature. Choices and availability change from time to time, but examples of activities that have occurred fairly often (and depend on the season/weather) include things like bowling, swimming, going to the movies, and attending social gatherings arranged by New Lifestyles students. Less frequent but exciting events have included things like skiing, rock climbing, and paintballing. On special occasions trips to Six Flags, Kings Dominion, Hershey Park, Washington D.C., historical sites, and Major League Baseball are planned. These larger trips typically occur less frequently, between 2 and 4 times per year.
A highly unique experience available to students at New Lifestyles in the spring is the Apple Blossom Festival. The Apple Blossom Festival Parade is the 3rd largest parade in North America. The weekend features a variety of fun, family-friendly events.
In addition to New Lifestyles sponsored social and recreational events, students are encouraged to seek out their own entertainment. The Winchester area is rich with activities, ranging from historic to outdoor to the arts (students sometimes take advantage of the shows, concerts, and recitals that are generated by Shenandoah University's conservatory). For students interested in fitness and sports, Body Renew Fitness, a state-of-the-art athletic facility, offers a variety of activities including weight training, cardiovascular equiptment, aerobic classes, spinning, and personal training. There are also opportunities to access the indoor rock wall as well as arenas for organized sports.