START 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

Activities

Water sports

4 Ways To Cool Off During Summer

Written By: happycamper

Summer is a time for fun, laughter and finding creative ways to stay cool. Don’t let the warm weather keep you indoors. Stay hydrated and beat the summer heat with these fun ideas.

Check out these 4 ways to cool off during summer!

 

Make Homemade Popsicleshomemade popsicles with gummy worms

Homemade popsicles are a great way to stay cool in summer. Grab a couple of popsicle molds from the store, some fruit juice, fresh or frozen fruit pieces, and gummy worms or any other ingredients you want to include in the popsicle. Simply fill the mold halfway with your fruit pieces and candy, then add your liquid to the mold. Finally, add the popsicle stick, or use the piece that comes with the mold, and place it in your freezer until it’s completely frozen. Enjoy your popsicles on a hot day!

There are so many combinations to try: strawberry lemonade, fruit juice, watermelon pieces with mint. Mix it up!

 

Sprinklers Obstacle Course

Create an outside obstacle course using your sprinklers! Get creative and set up areas where you jump over the water, duck under the water, and weave in and out of the sprinklers. You can also create regular obstacles and have your sprinklers set to misting so it’s cool as you run through the course. This can be as challenging or as easy as you like!

 

Have A Water Balloon Fight

An epic water balloon fight is the ultimate way to end your summer. Gather up your friends, a couple of buckets and some water balloons. Use a hose or sink to fill up all of the water balloons, the more the better. Divide them up into the buckets so everyone has their own stash.

Head outside, spread out and count down to the big fight. 3-2-1 and GO! Have fun throwing and dodging water balloons. Even if you get hit, it’s a win on a hot day!

 

Visit A Splashpad Or Poolkids at pool

What’s better than jumping into a cold pool on a hot day? If your city parks department has a pool or park with a splashpad this is usually a free or affordable option for families. Grab your floaties, towel, sunscreen and swimsuit and head over to the park or pool for a cool day of fun! Fun pool games include freeze tag, canon ball contests, and races from one end of the pool to another.

What are you waiting for? Try some of these activities and let us know which one was your favorite! For other fun summer ideas, check out our on-demand activities.

Tagged:-

RELATED ARTICLES

Activities

Campers

Breaking The Ice: Socializing Tips For The First Day Of Camp

Embarking on a new adventure at summer camp can be simultaneously thrilling and nerve-wracking. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned camper, the first day can be filled with a mix of excitement and apprehension, especially when it comes to meeting new people. But fear not! With a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll be […]

Family activities

Selecting the Perfect Travel Trailer for Families: A Comprehensive Guide

The anticipation of a family adventure begins with the selection of the perfect travel trailer. Embarking on such journeys not only strengthens the bonds between family members but also introduces children to the wonders of the natural world. It’s an invaluable opportunity for families to spend quality time together, disconnected from the digital world and […]

Read More...

Campers

Unwritten Rules Every Summer Camper Should Know

As the sun rises higher in the sky and school winds down for the year, anticipation fills the air for the countless kids eagerly awaiting the start of summer camp. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or embarking on your very first adventure in the great outdoors, there are certain unwritten rules that every camper should […]

Read More...

Campers

Navigating Homesickness: Tips For Parents And Campers

Homesickness is a natural part of growing up, but for both parents and campers, it can feel like a daunting challenge to overcome. Whether it’s your child’s first time away at camp or they’re seasoned campers, homesickness can strike unexpectedly and create feelings of anxiety and longing for home. However, with the right approach and […]

Read More...

Campers

Parents

A Parent’s Guide To Camp Health And Safety Protocols

With summer fast approaching, many parents are beginning to plan their children’s summer activities, including the beloved tradition of summer camp. As a parent, ensuring the health and safety of your child is paramount. To help ease your mind and empower you to make informed decisions, let’s explore some essential health and safety protocols to […]

Read More...

HAPPY CAMPERS

How To Make A Constellation Scope

Read More...

Canyon Creek Summer Camp In Southern California

Read More...

Happy Camper Live: March’s Musical Camper

Read More...

Light It Up! Mason Jar Craft

Read More...

categories

Activities (191)

Arts and crafts (55)

Camp stories (11)

Camp traditions (20)

Campers (86)

Cooking (33)

Education (4)

Family activities (76)

Featured camps (12)

Gift Guides (11)

Music (9)

Outdoor adventure (28)

Parents (61)

Podcast (25)

School (13)

Science (9)

Sports (32)

STEM (5)

Water sports (1)