Summer Activities for Teenagers Series: The Outdoorsman

Our Summer Activities for Teenagers Series is the perfect place to find things to do in the summer! In this installment, we have lots of ideas for ‘The Outdoorsman’ in your family!

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Summer Activities for Teenagers

Set up camp…

  • Learn to put up a tent
  • Learn how to cook over an open fire
  • Set up camp in your backyard
  • Plan a family camping trip


Summer Activities for Teenagers

Sharpen your survival skills…

  • Take a first aid/CPR class
  • Build a temporary shelter
  • Learn to dress a wound
  • Learn to purify water
  • Learn to start and tend a fire without a match
  • Practice tying different types of knots
  • Study what plants/bugs/animals are safe to eat


Summer Activities for Teenagers

Study the stars…

  • Download an app that shows you where the stars are in the summer sky
  • Experiment with moon photography
  • Study a star chart and then use a telescope to find the planets and the stars

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Get close to nature…

  • Go on a bike ride
  • Go on a hike
  • Go fishing
  • Go canoeing/kayaking
  • Learn about different kinds of lures


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Disclaimer: All activities in this series may not be suitable for every teenager. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to determine whether their teens are of appropriate age, maturity, and ability to participate in any given activity. It’s a Joyous Journey LLC takes no responsibility for any accident, injury, behavior, damage, etc. resulting from any person’s involvement in any activity listed in this series. Please note that many activities involve the internet/social media. We take no responsibility for any content on any website other than our own. Please monitor your teen according to your own family’s internet/social media guidelines.

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Summer Activities for Teenagers

I love to share my passion for family, faith, learning, and adventure! I am a worship pastor's wife, a homeschool mom to three teens (well, one has graduated), a former public school teacher and counselor, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. At our church, I serve on the worship team and as the Fine Arts coordinator, helping students to discover, develop, and deploy their God-given gifts. I'm so excited for you to follow along on this joyous journey!

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