As the final school bell rings and the kids are released from school for the summer, teenagers begin to make plans for the long, warm days ahead. After about a week of not going to school though, teenagers begin to grow bored and wind up planted in front of the television set.
It is up to the parents to come to the rescue and find something productive for their teenager to do during the summer so that they are not bored. Here are a few suggestions for productive, fun summer activities for teenagers.
If your teenager is old enough, help them find a job. It can be a full-time job or a part-time job. Maybe one of the restaurants or stores at the mall is hiring. If they can’t get a job like this, consider having them babysit or work at the community pool or library. Jobs are a great way for teenagers to stay busy during the summer while making new friends and earning some extra spending money.
Children are never too old for camp. There are different day camps and sleep-away camps with activities geared towards the teenage age group. At this age, the teenager is determined to be more responsible and will be encouraged to go on many travel based adventurous trips. Going to camp also teaches children how to build friendships and social skills.
Has your teenager developed a hobby? Local libraries or community fitness facilities may offer classes that teach a teenager a new skill or turn them onto a new interest. A library is a great place for teenagers to hang out during the summer.? It will allow them to catch up on some of their summer reading assignments and will open doors to new adventures through books.
Let your teenager join a local sports club. Get them involved in some form of physical activity so that they are not sitting around inside all day. By participating in a team sport, your teenager will keep in shape as well as make some new friends.
By the end of the summer, your teenager will be a well-rounded individual with a new group of friends.