Cancelled vacations, summer internships, and meetups with friends are only a few of the many experiences we are missing out on this summer. But thankfully, we have the internet so here is a list of fun and productive summer activities *COVID-19 addition*
#1 Remote Volunteering
The pandemic is still not over and many organizations need your support to assist front line workers, those suffering with mental illness, and more. Continue to check our website for amazing remote opportunities.
Getting a head start on the new school year or building up your skills for your future career is always beneficial. Many school boards offer free online courses which can be completed at your own schedule and are oftentimes, much easier than normal classes.
In addition, Ivy League and renowned global institutions offer free online courses on history, art, science, technology, and more! I have personally completed Harvard’s “Lessons from Ebola; Preventing the Next Pandemic” course which was extremely helpful in learning about global healthcare and viruses.
Check out this link for free courses: EdX
#3 Virtual summer camps
While you may not be able to enjoy outdoor activities at your annual summer camp, many companies are offering low-cost (sometimes free!) virtual summer camps on a variety of subjects. Check out the links below to learn more.- Google Maker Camp
- Canadian Contemporary School of Art Camp
- The Cube School Tech Camp
- Youth Empowerment Action Camp
- Destination Academy Virtual Camp
#4 Distanced Activities
Yes, you can still enjoy the sweet summer sun while staying safe. Research your local park to find out if they are open to the public. Other activities you can do are going to drive-in theatres, drive-in zoos, hiking, bike riding, gardening... the list is endless!
So what do you have planned for this summer?