2020 Summer Activity Guide

The Summer Activity Guide is a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically for this atypical summer.

We see youth development and summer learning providers across the country preparing for a summer filled with uncertainty and stepping up in innovative ways to support youth, families, and communities. We have heard your concerns about how to maintain engagement throughout an atypical summer, and we understand your anxieties as you navigate these uncharted territories. 

To support your hard work, we have been developing a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically to accommodate COVID-19 summer. We hope that as you read this, you will feel that planning for summer just got a whole lot easier.

What You Can Expect:

150 Activities and Challenges

  • Organized by four different age groups (5-9) (10-12) (13-15) (16-18)
  • Adaptable for in-person and virtual instruction, or a hybrid of both, as well as sent as take-home packets
  • Based in skill-building & social-emotional learning
  • This resource will be released gradually over the course of ten weeks, beginning the week of May 25 and running through the week of  August 14. Activity batches will be provided every two weeks with supplemental materials throughout to support providers and families in preparation and implementation.

Materials for Professional Development and Enhancing Family Engagement

  • Webinars

  • Quick Guides 

  • Feedback Form

  • Implementation Videos 

Get to Know the Activity Guide

  • Quick Guide: Implementing the Summer Activity Guide pdfRead More
  • Quick Guide: Safety Considerations for Virtual Programming pdfRead More
  • Getting to Know the New Summer Activity Guide Webinar
    • Watch On-Demand– This webinar will dive into the structure and elements of the activities for each age group so that participants feel comfortable facilitating every component of these lessons.

Download the Summer Activity Guide

Unit 1: WHO I AM

Activities for Ages 5-9

Activities for Ages 10-12

Activities for Ages 13-15

Activities for Ages 16-18

Who I am Supply List

Who I Am Implementation Video

Unit 2: HEALTHY LIFE

Activities for Ages 5-9

Activities for Ages 10-12

Activities for Ages 13-15

Activities for Ages 16-18

Healthy LIfe Supply List

Healthy Life Implementation Video

Unit 3: PASSION & PURPOSE

Activities for Ages 5-9

Activities for Ages 10-12

Activities for Ages 13-15

Activities for Ages 16-18

Passion and Purpose Supply List

Unit 4: INVENTION & IMAGINATIONS

Release Date: Week of July 13

Unit 5: EXPLORING MY WORLD

Release Date: Week of July 27

 

The Summer Activity Guide has been developed for the 50 State Afterschool Network with leadership from the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network to engage and support children and youth nationwide.