1. Balance relaxation, fun, and structure: Summer is a great time for high school and middle school
students to relax and recharge, but it’s also important for them to have structured time, be physically active, and
involved in activities or work. If your child is not enrolled in camp or working, seek out volunteer or intern
opportunities in your community. Volunteer and paid activities expose your child to new experiences, contribute
to their self-esteem, and keep them busy!
• Your Village, Town, City, or County Recreation Department or Youth Bureau may be able to provide
suggestions ranging from a few days to the entire summer.
• Local camps, pools, and day care centers can be places for Middle and High School students to find babysitting
• Local Ys, Boys and Girls Clubs, faith based organizations, libraries, and community centers may have summer
activities that interest your child.