I know I do not have to remind anyone about when summer break starts because we have all been counting down the days since the beginning of the spring semester. Some have even been counting down since fall semester began.
I do know that summer break is approaching soon and that there are many activities that you can do over the summer to create lasting memories. My goal is to help give you some suggestions on how to make the most out of your summer break.
The summer is the greatest time of the year to try new things and to enjoy yourself. Here are a few activities to do locally as well as outside of your hometown over the summer.
Beach — The beach is a great place to hang out with your friends and family on a nice summer day. The two closest beaches to Shippensburg University are Ocean City, Maryland, which is four hours away, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, which is about a three and halfhour drive.
Camping — Camping is a great way to get more in touch with nature. It is a place where you can tell campfire stories, make s’mores and wander around the woods to gaze at the breathtaking views. Because Maine is covered in 17 million acres of forest, has 6,000 lakes and 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, the Acadia National Park is referred to as the top place to camp in the United States.
Sky Zone — Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. Sky Zone is open every day except Monday and it can be found all over the world, with nine locations in Pennsylvania alone. On Thursday, if you bring your university ID, you get to jump for $10 an hour. The nearest locations to SU are Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg.
Laser tag — Laser tag has always been the go-to activity for my friends and me over the summer. Laser tag allows you to stay active, just like Sky Zone does, while still having fun. You can find a variety of different courses at different facilities.
Hershey Park— Hershey, Pennsylvania, is known as “the sweetest place on earth.” Hershey Park is an amusement park that features about 70 rides, including rollercoasters, water rides, family rides and kiddie rides. With a range of rides available at this amusement park, it is put into a category all on its own.
Getting the most out of your summer is certainly not limited to these suggestions. Participating in volunteer work over the summer can also be a good way to get the most out of your free time. Remember that summer is a great time to learn new things as well as try new things. Do not waste your summer away.
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the writer and are not representative of The Slate or its staff as a whole.