Summer is inching closer, and you’re probably planning out how you are going to enjoy the break from school. But before you fill out your calendar, hear me out. There are tons of fun things to do!
If you love music, specifically playing a band instrument, Mesa Community College Band Camp is the way to go! It is a free camp that runs from 9 AM to 12 PM from May 29th through June 8th. It’s a super fun camp where you audition into a group, and you also get to play in sectionals (a group of people that play your same instrument.) It’s definitely an amazing experience!
If you just like to chill at home and you want to earn some cash, you could clean your neighbor’s pool or keep cool inside and babysit. But if you feel like being a couch potato, take up a craft like sewing or painting. The best thing about crafts? You can watch Netflix while doing them. Also, if you’re feeling a bit generous, make a gift for one of your neighbors. They’ll definitely love it, whether it’s homemade brownies or a pretty sketch you made of their garden.
If none of these appeal to you, you can always invite your bestie over and make a cooking show. You could make a no-bake cake (go to https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g214/no-bake-dessert-recipes/) or sneak out to Bashas’ at 12 at night to get a flower for your best friend so that she can look amazing in her Instagram profile picture. (I TOTALLY didn’t do that…)
You deserve to have an amazing summer, so try at least one of these ideas. And even though laying around and watching Netflix sounds like an ideal way to spend your summer, you have to keep your mind engaged. Try playing a new instrument, completing a puzzle with your little brother, or even solve riddles by yourself. It’s important that you quiz your brain over the summer. Although that may seem like a pain in the butt, it’s not like you need to review your math notes and quiz yourself on the Vietnam war during break.
I hope that these options appeal to you. No matter what you choose to do, you’ll definitely have a fun-packed summer!
By Macy Taylor
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