Can you believe that summer break is almost over? Yes, even though the break is almost over, summer is still hot! You’re probably tired of the heat and the risk of sunburn…not to mention excessive sweating. In addition to the being uncomfortable and sticky from the humidity, the beach is also jam-packed with tourists and locals who want to cool off in the ocean. You might not like the crowds you have to deal with walking back and forth in the sand to your umbrella and the beach. But don’t be sad. You can enjoy the last few days of summer break with these 10 fun summer break activities.
Summer break activities for you, your family, and friends
Though these activities don’t involve the beach, they’re still great. Some of these activities don’t even require money; you can have fun for free!
Water wars make a fun summer break activity
Since it’s hot and you need a way to cool off from the heat, a fun summer break activity is to get a couple of water guns and some water balloons, and challenge your friends to water wars. Fill up the balloons with water then try to hit them with it! Cool off while having fun with this summer warfare, and try to win as many points as you can. You can even crown the winner as the summer victor and turn him or her into a president for a day. It’s a fun way to get some exercise and, at the same time, refresh yourselves from the scalding heat.
Go to some county fairs
Going to a county fair is definitely cheaper than going to an internationally known amusement park for this summer, and it’s also a new way to learn neat stuff. You can pet farm animals, learn amazing stuff about organic products, and get produce fresh off the farm. Enjoy the unique entertainment available that’s unique only to county fairs that you can’t find in amusement parks. You may even be allowed to pack your own snacks and meals to save more money. Just check with the fair ahead of time.
Have a summer break woodland adventure
You can do this with your kids or friends, and it’s a fun way to get out there and explore the forest. Hide silly things for them to find, and if you’re playing with kids, make sure that all of them have an adult to supervise them so they don’t get lost or injured. Plan surprises for them, and add prizes to make them work harder in looking for that item you hid in the forest. Make it extra challenging with hints by adding some riddles or questions they have to answer so they’ll know where to look. It’s a good experience for everyone while learning more about nature. You can get creative and provide disposable cameras as a nice souvenir for a productive summer.
Try your hand at golf
It’s about time you try something you’ve never imagined yourself doing—golf. It’s one of those peaceful and satisfying games that give you a sense of joy when you score a birdie on your first try. Or even just swinging correctly gives you satisfaction in the game. If you have your own golf cart, make sure it’s fully charged, or pack a handy club car-battery charger just in case. You don’t want to be stuck there with a dead golf cart.
A summer film fest is a super fun summer break activity
Invite your friends over, and have them bring their favorite movies to show and share. You can take it outside at night under the stars, and ready a white sheet, a projector, and some folding chairs. The air will be nice and cool at night, so ready some light covers for the chilly breeze during the movie. Stock up on some snacks and some cold drinks too. It’s a nice way to show your interest in movies and maybe reveal a secret side of you too.
Camping is one of those fun activities that can be enjoyed by all ages. Pack up some camping gear, find a good spot to set up camp, and ready your ghost stories. You can be with your family or your friends while enjoying the laid-back lifestyle. This summer break activity allows you to breathe in the fresh air and the smell of pines, or you can go for a swim in the cool lake. Catch some fish, and ready the grill for a wonderful dinner under the stars. Set up a campfire, and ready all your cliché campfire songs and your scariest ghost stories. It’s one of the best summer experiences you can consider doing, and it’s sometimes free.
Learn something new
You probably follow some athletes, artists, and geniuses who are trending online. Learn a skill that they do during summer break. Sign up for a class online, or look up free online videos. You can stay at home and attempt to do it yourself, or meet new friends by signing up for a class that could help you learn a new skill. Your friends will be so surprised, and impressed, when you show off your new skills!
Joining a reading challenge is my favorite summer break activity
You might be one of those people who buy new books and never get the chance to read them at home. This is the perfect chance for you to challenge yourself and try to read as much as you can with some free time on your hands. Try to finish as many novels as you can, and maybe brag about it online. It’s a good chance for you to finish books as well as improve your writing and creativity skills. You can exchange novels with your friends if you don’t have new books around, or go to the public library and find some new favorites.
Do volunteer work
You can do something nice in your city and maybe volunteer to take care of animals, clean parks, or maybe feed the homeless. Some volunteer work happens abroad, and this might be a good chance for you to learn more about other cultures and make new friends along the way. It’s a rewarding experience where you can help other people while being productive during summer. Plus, it makes a good story to tell in the future.
Take a road trip
Do you want to travel without spending too much money? Gather your family or friends, hop in a car, and explore your country with this exciting tour. You can either camp out in between breaks or check into a hidden hotel in the middle of nowhere. Get ready to explore new things and even make new friends as well.
No matter which fun summer activity you choose to do, I’m sure you will have a great time! You’ll be making lots of memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.