Summer Activity Guides

Summers are for fun and engaged learning. The Summer Activity Guides were developed to help supportive adults engage youth with in a range of places.

The activities and resources in the Summer Activity Guides are intentionally designed to support youth-serving summer programs in driving consistent engagement and providing ongoing opportunities for youth skill-building and emotional well-being. In addition to the activities for youth, supplemental materials will be available to support professional development and enhance family engagement.

The Guides include 150 original activities and challenges organized by four different age groups (5-9) (10-12) (13-15) (16-18). The activities are adaptable for in-person and virtual instruction, or a hybrid of both, as well as sent as take-home packets.

All activities should be safely executed and aligned with state and local health guidelines.

Summer Activity Guide by Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network and the 50 State Afterschool Network is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Webinar Opportunities

Getting to Know the New Summer Activity Guide
Watch On Demand 
Hot off the process! 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.

Keeping Youth Engaged this Summer
Watch On Demand
Join this webinar to learn more about effective positive youth development practices and how to use the new Summer Activity Guide and to effectively engage with youth through different delivery models.

Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for the Summer Activity Guide
Thursday, July 30 from 3pm-4pm EST
A chance to dive deeper into the Summer Activity Guide, hear strategies for implementation, and share your experience with the resource.

Using the Summer Activity Guide in Your Fall Programming
Thursday, August 13 from 3pm-4pm EST
This session will provide an overview of the guide and then the floor will be opened for questions and conversation about how the resources can be used in your fall programming.

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