By: Sam Young

As the semester comes to a close, most students find themselves bogged down by the anxiety of impending due dates for projects, papers, presentations and tests. It becomes increasingly apparent to them that they a way to destress. Luckily, Orange County has plenty of places to blow off some steam between study sessions.

The Castle Fun Center in Chester

There are plenty of activities here to take your mind off of academics including go karts, laser tag, roller skating, rides, an arcade and mini golf. The Facility is entirely indoors making it fully accessible during the winter.

The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms

Located in Poughkeepsie, this is also a great place to let loose. The gyms feature a wide variety of rock climbing walls that offer a unique experience each time you go.

The Ice Time Sports Complex

If you’re a skater then you might want to visit here. This athletic center features two olympic sized ice rinks with daily hours for public use. What’s more? It’s located right here in Newburgh. Although public skating hours vary, you can call them at 845-567-0005 to find out the upcoming times.

Destinta Theatre in New Windsor

If you’re looking to see a movie, this is a great option. The theatre is reasonably priced and offers discounts to Mount Saint Mary students. To find showtimes you can go to


Head here for a fun time while burning calories. Trampoline sports offers an indoor trampoline park that features 10,000 square feet of interconnect trampolines.