Sandy Spring Friends School

 

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Rental Spaces on the SSFS Campus

Thanks for your interest in rental facilities at Sandy Spring Friends School.

Our 140-acre campus offers opportunities for renting classroom and conference room space, performance spaces, athletic facilities, and camping and outdoor activity spaces. We also host birthday parties and other events.

Please click on the panels below to see information about the facilities available for rent, and submit a rental request inquiry form so that we can provide you with information about cost and availability of rental spaces.

Athletics Rentals

The Athletic Complex at Sandy Spring Friends School is the newest building on campus, completed in 2005.

Athletic Complex:

  • 9,000 square foot gymnasium
  • Full basketball court with 2 full-size side courts
  • Climbing wall
  • Athletic training room
  • Fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights
  • Multipurpose classroom/boardroom with projector
  • Bleachers with 300 person capacity when fully extended (can be retracted for more floor space)
  • Central air conditioning and heat

In addition, there is a Yarnall Gym with slightly different features:

  • Full basketball court with two short sided courts
  • Rubberized floor which is used for indoor soccer, baseball, and softball
  • Drop down baseball/softball batting cage
  • Bleachers with 150 person capacity when fully extended (can be retracted for more floor space)

Performing Arts Center Rentals

Sandy Spring Friends School has a high-tech and spacious Performing Arts Center in addition to Clifton Auditorium.

The Performing Arts Center features:

  • Sunken auditorium with an orchestra pit
  • 385 fixed seats with space for additional seating
  • State of the art sound and lighting boards
  • Sound and lighting booth with projector, overlooking the theater
  • Ballet studio with dance floor, mirrored wall, and PA system
  • Studio with projector screen, grand piano, and PA System
  • 5 individual practice rooms
  • Two full dressing rooms with mirrors and attached bathrooms

 

Clifton Auditorium includes:

  • Bleacher style seating with 150 per capacity
  • Basic sound and lighting with PA system
  • Lighting booth with projector

Outdoor Rentals

Sandy Spring Friends School features a 140 acre campus with a wide range of possibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Full low ropes course
  • Three campsites
  • 2-3 full size soccer/lacrosse fields
  • Full size baseball field with batting cage and dual bullpen
  • Full softball field with grass infield
  • Playground and adjoining field
  • Scenic cross country route
Photo of SSFS Playground for Ages 3-5
Playground (Designed For Ages 3-5)
Photo of Playground (Designed For Ages 6+)
Playground (Designed For Ages 6+)
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Athletic Fields

Classroom and Board Room Space Rentals

Middle School (built in 2005):

  • Large collection space/lobby with projector
  • 3 classrooms per wing with desks and white board
  • 4 wings, 12 classrooms
  • Conference room

Westview Classrooms:

  • 4 classrooms along hallway
  • 4 rooms are side-by-side
Photo of Middle School Classroom
Middle School Classroom
Middle School Classroom
Middle School Classroom
Middle School Conference Room
Middle School Conference Room
Westview Classroom
Westview Classroom

Campsites

There are 3 different campsites available.

All campsites feature a large fire-ring and 2 picnic tables.
The site is stocked with fire-wood and water (2 five gallon water jugs) before your arrival.
All sites are a short hike from the port-a-johns and parking lot area.

Eagle Landing

This large site offers great views of the stars, and is a favorite place for bird-watching! Site can easily accommodate up to 20 tents.

Bandit Hide-A-Way

This huge site is nestled deeper in the woods, and can easily accommodate 15-20 tents.

Poplar Den

This is a smaller site which can accommodate up to 10 tents. You’ll wake up to the morning calls of blue birds, chick-a-dees, and the industrious red-headed woodpecker, which nest in the area.

Photo of Poplar Den Campsite
Poplar Den Campsite
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Bandit Hideaway Campsite
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Eagle Landing Campsite

Birthday Parties, Events, and Celebrations

Climbing Wall:

  • 50 foot climbing wall with beginner to advanced climbs
  • Climbing equipment included
  • Climbing instructor included
  • No experience necessary

Swim Pond:

  • Aquabounce (water trampoline)
  • Iceberg climbing wall
  • Sand beach
  • Lifeguards included

Playground:

  • Playground integrated into landscape
  • Gaga pit
  • Sand and mini climbing wall
  • Large field for games

Art Barn:

  • Arts and craft activities in party room

Movie Theater:

  • Movies available on projector with theater sound system (PAC and Clifton)

Adventure Park:

  • Bonfires
  • Camping
  • High ropes course
Photo of Playground (Designed For Ages 6+)
Playground (Designed For Ages 6+)
Photo of SSFS Playground for Ages 3-5
Playground (Designed For Ages 3-5)
Photo of Bandit Hideaway Campsite
Bandit Hideaway Campsite
Photo of SSFS Gaga Pit
Gaga Pit
Photo of SSFS Pond
Pond
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Athletic Complex Gym
Performing Arts Center - Auditorium
Performing Arts Center - Auditorium
Photo of Clifton Auditorium
Clifton Auditorium