Summer Activity Guide

The Summer Activity Guide is a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically for this atypical summer.

Planning for summer just got a whole lot easier! We heard your concerns about how to maintain engagement throughout an atypical summer and have developed a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically to accommodate COVID-19 summer. 

What You Can Expect:

150 Activities and Challenges released every two weeks that will be:

  • Organized by (5-9) (10-12) (13-15) (16-18)
  • Adaptable for in-person and virtual instruction, or a hybrid of both, as well as sent as take-home packets
  • Based in skill building & social emotional learning

Materials for Professional Development and Enhancing Family Engagement

  • Webinars
  • Quick Guides 
  • Feedback Form
  • Implementation Videos 

Download the Summer Activity Guide


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 “Passions & Purpose” (Wednesday, July 1 from 3pm-4pm EST) – Dive deeper into the third unit of the Summer Activity Guide: “Passion & Purpose.” 

Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for “Invention & Imagination” (Thursday, July 16 from 3pm-4pm EST) – Dive deeper into the fourth unit of the Summer Activity Guide: “Invention & Imagination.”

Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for “Exploring My World” (Thursday, July 30 from 3pm-4pm EST) – Dive deeper into the fifth and final unit of the Summer Activity Guide: “Exploring my World.”

Supplemental Materials



The Summer Activity Guide has been developed for the 50 State Afterschool Network with leadership from the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network to engage and support children and youth nationwide.