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Guest Post by: Mike Paquette

School is finally out for summer. Everyone is singing that Alice Cooper song in their head. No more waking up early, getting them dressed, packing them lunch and getting out the door before the bus arrives or the bell rings. Now the question is what do we do all day?

Most kids will be heading off to camp. Our typical family summer has been some sort of morning activity (Extended School Year or morning camp) then we head to the pool for the rest of the day. However this year our family has decided this summer we would create our own “camp” by doing different things small and large, near and far all throughout the school break. We have created a Summer Bucket List. Some are easy, some are difficult, some are local (Northern NJ), some are in other states. We will be posting videos, photos and writing about our activities. So please make sure you’re following along on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube.

Summer Bucket List 2017

Summer Bucket List

   Attend a drive-in movie

Warwick Drive-In

   Visit a local airport to watch the planes (video)

Dover Air Show 2017

   Watch the fishes swim at the Camden Aquarium (Video)

Camden Adventure Aquarium

   Catch a Minor League Baseball game (Blue Rocks, Lakewood Blue Claws)

  • Pitch a tent and have a backyard camp out

   Sleepover in the living room

   Taste Bellvale Farms & Creamery (Video)

   Hike Bushkill Falls (video)

   Camp at a state park (video)

High Point State Park Camping

√   See the stars at a planetarium

   Bike around Duke Farms (video)

Duke Farms

√   Visit Sandy Hook & Fort Hancock (video)

Sandy Hook Lighthouse & Fort Hancock

   Sign up for the Summer Reading Club at the library (video)

   Explore Governors Island (video)

Governor's Island

   Make homemade ice cream (Eleanor request)(video)

   Conquer the Treetop Adventure Course at the Turtle Back Zoo

Tree Top Adventure Course at Turtle Back Zoo

   Attend the NJ Festival of Ballooning

NJ Balloon Festival

   Get wet at a splash pad

Ponderosa Farm Park Splash Pad

√   Swim in a lake (video)

  • Take a lesson at iFly (indoor skydiving)
  • Go Roller skating
  • Visit Van Saun Park & Bergen Zoo

   Swim in the Highlands Natural Pool

Highlands Natural Pool

   Make a trip to a water park (video)

Runaway Rapids Water Park

   Sit and relax on a beach (video)

   Take a road trip (video)

   Play a round of mini golf

  • Take a train to someplace we have never been to

   Dance in the rain

 

   Teach the kids to cook something (video)

How to cook a Chicken Parm Sandwich

   Jump around at Sky Zone (Camden request) (video)

What are some of your Summer Bucket List items?

Summer Bucket List Photos

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