What Happens When Summer Comes Along?

During the school year, we all have our schedule. It’s inevitable, as my family and I have realized, and as I’m sure yours has come to realize as well. Everyone’s busy and there’s not much “cool down” time at my house. But, what happens when everything starts to slow down and you suddenly have more free time? When you realize you have no plans anymore? What happens when summer comes along?


  • Summer camps. It’s always good to look at summer camps for some excitement and for a chance to hang out and meet new people. It’s a great opportunity to learn about different things as well, whether it be a bible study camp, a horse riding camp, an art camp, or any other camp there may be. Plus, if you’re old enough to become a counselor, you can earn some extra cash with all the benefits of camp; the new friends, the learning, and all with getting paid! And if you like kids, that’s another pro to add to the reasons to help out around camp!


  • Devoting more time to your hobbies. Whether your hobbies include writing songs about how you feel about trees, or trying not to fall off a chair, you can always devote more time to those hobbies. During the summer, I personally like to give myself a writing deadline of sorts and see how fast I can reach it. It just depends on what you like to do. During the summer, you’re able to do more and be more calmed down. And, even better, you can lounge by the pool while you do it all!


  • Go places, see things! Summer is the perfect time to plan a trip somewhere! It might be a day trip to a music festival, or a week-long vacation to the beach. Whatever you can do, I’d say do it! You only have so long before you don’t get any more summer vacations, so why put them to waste? If you want to go see the band you’ve been keeping an eye on for months, do it! If your friends want to go skydiving, do it! Just make sure you have your parents permission. You want to have fun, but not get in trouble, after all!


  • Nothing. Sometimes, the best thing you can do in summer is absolutely nothing. Give yourself some “me time”. During the school year, sometimes that’s hard and sometimes that’s all you need to feel better. And even if you’re feeling fine, it’s still good to have time to yourself every once in a while.


There are many other things you can do to occupy yourselves this summer. These are just a few ideas I came up with! But use your imagination and decide what would be fun for you. Everyone has different things they like to do in their free time, and yours may not be listed here!

If you have any questions about what you can do this summer, you can always Ask A Homeschooler! Tia and I love getting questions to answer!


Meg is a self-proclaimed bookworm with a fascination for the written word and foreign languages. By the time she graduates, she hopes to have at least one of her on-going works published. To see Meg's book reviews, visit http://youngadultbookworm.wordpress.com/.

May 13, 2014


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