Summer is a great way to spend time with friends. Have fun doing whatever comes to mind, or make detailed plans. You might want to try out these ideas for outdoor activities to do for a unique experience.
Volunteering is not only a meaningful activity that helps others, but it can also be great fun. This can be especially true when friends are included. Consider joining an organization that contributes to the environment such as the Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy or Greenpeace. Organizations that support animal welfare can also give you the opportunity to spend time outdoors. Some tasks you might do include cleaning up roadsides, planting trees or walking a dog from a pet shelter. You know your life truly matters when you selflessly help others.
Try a Sport
Sports can be competitive and exciting, especially when you bring good friends along. Enjoy spending time together while hiking a trail, swimming laps or riding bikes. Rigorous sports can give you a great workout and motivate you to feel like your best self. You can also take yoga mats to a scenic area and practice yoga or meditation. Feel at peace, more focused and gain meaning in your lives.
Plant a Native Garden
Gardens provide aesthetic beauty to homes and encourage wildlife diversity. You and your friends can plant a native garden. This can give animals shelter, a nesting area and food. Birds, bees, butterflies and others are naturally attracted to native plants. Help restore the natural habitat in your local area. Inspire others to be more environmentally aware while creating a new habitat for animals and insects.
Whether you travel to a foreign country or to another town, you’ll be able to make amazing memories. You can document these by taking photos and placing these in an album or by writing about your unique experiences in a journal. Take a trip to a scenic country with beaches, or head somewhere with a smaller population. Attend outdoor festivals, eat at a restaurant that has tables outside or just go on a road trip anywhere your heart desires. You can even have a picnic and eat a refreshing sandwich made with kaiser rolls and anything you’d like inside.
You can have a group session to brainstorm more ideas for summer activities. You only have one life, and you need to make it matter. No matter what, make sure you always take time to appreciate friends.