Summer Fun

2014 Camps and other summer activities

City of Cumming Parks and Rec Guide

Forsyth County Parks and Rec Guide

Forsyth County Library Programs

Ideas you can try with your mentee anytime:

1. Make dinner together
2. Go out for dinner at an ethnic restaurant
3. Read and discuss the newspaper over coffee/hot chocolate
4. Go to the library and check out books to read together
5. Start a scrap book
6. Make a list of “favorites”
7. Learn a new skill together
8. Volunteer for a community project
9. Go to an old-time movie
10. Go to a concert, ballet, or play
11. Take a tour of a friend’s job site
12. Figure out how to program your DVR for shows to watch together
13. Visit a college campus
14. “Find” a summer job in the classifieds
15. Select a cool wardrobe from a catalogue and compare tastes
16. Go bargain hunting/window shopping
17. Plan a week’s worth of ideal meals and figure out costs
18. Celebrate a friend’s religious holiday
19. Go shopping for a special person you both know
20. Write a short story
21. Talk about credit cards and finances
22. Go on a hike
23. Visit city hall or the county office building
24. Plan a hypothetical career and write a resume
25. Watch a TV program and identify stereotypes
26. Explore a new radio station together
27. Take a roll of photographs of “unusual” sights
28. Take a ride on public transportation
29. Look up your state on the internet:
30. Draw family trees and compare them
31. Read a book out loud
32. Visit the zoo
33. Make up stories about funny pictures you have collected during the week
34. Celebrate your names by crafting items
35. Make a list of five people you admire – research in the library or on the internet
36. Help an elderly neighbor
37. Make a present for someone special
38. List and prioritize ten values
39. Visit the local animal shelter and offer to walk dogs
40. Play a board game together
41. Go to a ball game – high school games are often cheap or free!
42. Make an appointment at a cosmetology school and get a new hairstyle or cut
43. Go skating
44. Visit a production plant visa a prearranged appointment
45. Go to a food processing plant
46. Wash the car
47. Compose a letter to a politician on the computer
48. Find a place to sing karaoke
49. Pick apples or other fruit in season
50. Visit a bank to explore how to open an account
51. Bake cookies
52. Visit a thrift store and find one treasure
53. Visit a local historical site
54. Visit a public park
55. Play Frisbee golf
56. Try a new sport together
57. Look at a list of extracurricular activities and compare interests
58. Go to the “Y” and swim or play basketball
59. Go for a hike or nature walk and identify wildlife you see
60. Visit stables and pet horses visa an appointment
61. Go to a museum or art gallery
62. Visit a sports arena on a non-game day for a tour
63. Make a casserole for a neighbor who is sick
64. Try a new food or cuisine together
65. Go to a farmer’s market or craft festival together
66. Pop popcorn and watch a movie checked out from the library
67. Learn the rules and strategies of a new game together
68. Make a list of places to visit and research them online
69. Visit a state park and get a tour by the park ranger
70. Go bowling
71. Write letters to soldiers overseas
72. Pack a picnic lunch and go to a scenic place to eat
73. Make a picture frame to put a picture of each other in
74. Plant a garden or seasonal plants together
75. Have lunch at the mentee’s school with him/her
76. Participate in a park cleanup day together
77. Make a seasonal craft for decorations
78. Visit a fire or police station
79. Go to a school play or concert together
80. Make homemade play dough and make a sculpture
81. Have a homemade pizza or taco night
82. Decorate a piggy bank and talk about saving money
83. Call a radio station to request a song
84. Work on a crossword or activity book together
85. Play pool or ping pong
86. Fly a kite
87. Take a dog to a dog park
88. Hit balls at the driving range or batting cages
89. Put a puzzle together
90. Look through a college catalog and identify interesting classes
91. Participate in a “Fun Run”
92. Take cupcakes to a hospital as a “thank you” for nurses
93. Make a homemade card for someone special
94. Write a letter to a teacher
95. Start a collection together
96. Build a model car together
97. Throw a football or softball together
98. Have a jump roping or hula hoop contest
99. Have a cookout and roast marshmallows for dessert
100.Read a book that was made into a movie; then watch the movie together