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

We see youth development and summer learning providers across the country preparing for a summer filled with uncertainty and stepping up in innovative ways to support youth, families, and communities. We have heard your concerns about how to maintain engagement throughout an atypical summer, and we understand your anxieties as you navigate these uncharted territories.

To support your hard work, we have been developing a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically to accommodate COVID-19 health and safety challenges summer. We hope that as you read this, you will feel that planning for summer just got a whole lot easier.

What You Can Expect:

  • 150 Activities and Challenges Segmented into four age groups (5-9) (10-12) (13-15) (16-18) and produced around five themes.
  • 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

Instructional Webinars for Providers

Quick Guides for Providers

Feedback Tools

Quick Guides for Families


Pre-recorded videos walking program staff through an overview of each “Activity Batch,” highlighting specific activities, and providing tips for modification are listed with the five themes above.

When You Can Expect It: 

The first of five batches was released on 5/27, and others will be released over the next 10 weeks: beginning the week of May 25 through the week of August 14.

Looking for other activities right now? Check out the Mizzen app made just for afterschool and summer programs. Read more about it here.

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.