Whilst the summer school timetable is intense, it does include time for resting and leisure in the beautiful grounds of Clairefontaine. There are breaks during the daytime for tea/coffee and meals as well as every evening in the bar. In addition, one afternoon and evening are completely free with an optional picnic in a local beauty spot followed by a night on the town.

Some evenings in the bar include special activities such as the quiz night, a poetry night and singing.