Summer Activity Guide

Summer Activity Guide – 2020

We see youth development and summer learning providers across Indiana 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 summer. We hope that as you read this, you will feel that planning for summer just got a whole lot easier.

Summer Activity Guide

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

What You Can Expect

150 Activities and Challenges
• Segmented by age (5-9) (10-12) (13-15) (16-18)
• Adaptable for in-person or virtual instruction
• Based in skill building and social emotional learning (SEL)

Materials for Professional Development & Enhancing Family Engagement
• Webinars
• Quick Guides
• Feedback Form
• Implementation Videos

Download the Summer Activity Guide

This resource will be released gradually over the course of ten weeks, beginning the week of May 25. Activity batches will be provided every two weeks with supplemental materials throughout to support providers and families in preparation and implementation.

Week of May 27
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 5-9
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 10-12
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 13-15
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 16-18
Supply List: Who I Am
Quick Guide: Strategies to Implement Activities in Different Settings
Quick Guide: Safety Considerations for Virtual Facilitation

Week of June 8
Quick Guide – Family Resource: Recognizing and Managing Stress in Youth
Quick Guide – Family Resource: Supporting Virtual Summer Programming
Quick Guide – Family Resource: Supporting Youth at Home
Quick Guide – Staff Resource: Recognizing and Managing Stress in Youth
Quick Guide – Staff Resource: Supporting Your Emotional Well-Being
Resources for Anti-Racism and Equity Education

Week of June 15
Summer Activity Guide: Healthy Life – Ages 5-9
Summer Activity Guide: Healthy Life – Ages 10-12
Summer Activity Guide: Healthy Life – Ages 13-15
Summer Activity Guide: Healthy Life – Ages 16-18
Supply List – Healthy Life
Quick Guide: Using Family & Youth Feedback to Improve Summer Programming
Quick Guide: Summer Programming Feedback – Sample Questions for Families
Quick Guide: Summer Programming Feedback – Sample Questions for Teens

Week of June 29
Summer Activity Guide: Passion & Purpose – Ages 5-9
Summer Activity Guide: Passion & Purpose – Ages 10-12
Summer Activity Guide: Passion & Purpose – Ages 13-15
Summer Activity Guide: Passion & Purpose – Ages 16-18
Supply List – Passion & Purpose

Week of July 13
Summer Activity Guide: Invention & Imagination – Ages 5-9
Summer Activity Guide: Invention & Imagination – Ages 10-12
Summer Activity Guide: Invention & Imagination – Ages 13-15
Summer Activity Guide: Invention & Imagination – Ages 16-18
Supply List – Invention & Imagination

Week of July 27
Summer Activity Guide: Exploring My World – Ages 5-9
Summer Activity Guide: Exploring My World – Ages 10-12
Summer Activity Guide: Exploring My World – Ages 13-15
Summer Activity Guide: Exploring My World – Ages 16-18
Supply List – Exploring My World

Download the Spanish Language Guides

We are pleased to be able to release the Summer Activity Guide in Spanish. Be on the lookout for more Spanish language guides in the future!

Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 5-9 (SPANISH)
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 10-12 (SPANISH)
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 13-15 (SPANISH)
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 16-18 (SPANISH)
Quick Guide: Strategies to Implement Activities in Different Settings (SPANISH)
Quick Guide: Safety Considerations for Virtual Facilitation (SPANISH)

Webinar Information

Getting to Know the New Summer Activity Guides
Hot off the press! 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 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 “Who I Am”
A chance to dive deeper into the first Summer Activity Guide unit: “Who I Am.” Resource creators Jennifer Bateman and Rachel Green-Wilber join the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network in a conversation to provide ideas and implementation strategies to best utilize the resource.

Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for “Healthy Life”
A chance to dive deeper into the second unit of the Summer Activity Guide: “Healthy Life.” Join your peers, GSAN and resource creators Jennifer Bateman and Rachel Greene-Wilber in a conversation to exchange ideas on implementation strategies to best utilize the resource.

Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for “Passion & Purpose”
A chance to drive deeper into the third unit of the Summer Activity Guide: “Passion & Purpose.”

Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for “Invention & Imagination”
A chance to drive deeper into the third unit of the Summer Activity Guide: “Invention & Imagination.”

Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for “Exploring My World”
July 30, 2020 | 3:00 PM EST

A chance to drive deeper into the third unit of the Summer Activity Guide: “Exploring My World.” Come prepared to ask questions and share ideas on how your program will use this resource for summer learning.

Using the Summer Activity Guide in Your Fall Programming
August 13, 2020 | 3:00 PM EST
This session will provide an overview of the guide and then the floor will be opened for questions and conversation about how the resources can be used in your fall programming.