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 programs. The activity guides will be released every two weeks, beginning May 27th and running through August 14th.

What will be included:

150 Activities and Challenges

  • Organized by four different age groups
  • Adaptable for in-person or virtual instruction, or a hybrid of both, as well as take-home packets
  • Based in skill building and social emotional learning

Materials for Professional Development and Enhancing Family Engagement

  • Webinars
  • Quick Guides 
  • Feedback Form
  • Implementation Videos 

Download the Guide:

UNIT 1: WHO I AM (5/27/20)

Upcoming Webinars:

Getting to Know the New Summer Activity Guides
May 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Hot off the press! This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the new Summer Activity Guides. We will dive into the structure and various elements of the activities for each age group so that participants feel comfortable facilitating every component of these lessons. We will also discuss the unit themes and all of the exciting content you can look forward to this summer! Register here.

Keeping Youth Engaged This Summer
June 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Youth development programs are serving youth using a mix of approaches this summer, including in-person, virtually, or take-home activities. Regardless of the approach, programming will be most effective when positive youth development is practiced. This webinar will address a range of practices and tips for ensuring that your programming is engaging and fun. We will discuss how to use the new Summer Activity Guide and other resources in order to effectively engage with youth through different delivery models. We will discuss ideas for modifying in-person programming to ensure the health and safety of your youth. Lastly, we will cover tips and tools for driving youth engagement through virtual programming and address ideas for maintaining consistent connections with youth through digital programming and take-home programming. Register 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.