13 Things to Do This Summer

Summer is meant for fun but sometimes it’s hard to come up with things to do! Here is a list of things to do when you can’t think of anything!

Summer is meant for fun but sometimes it’s hard to come up with things to do! Here is a list of things to do when you can’t think of anything!

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

1. Go berry picking- The closest place to North Forsyth High School to pick berries is the Orchards of Brannon Oak Farms at 1005 Creek Vista Dr, Cumming, GA 30041. There are so many reasons of going berry picking! Not only do you have fresh fruit, you also have a good time and gain some memories. Get a group of friends together and some baskets to hold your berries and have at it! It would be a great and fun experience with your friends or family.


2.  Make homemade ice cream- Ice cream is one of the highest selling “guilty pleasure” products around the world. Maybe it wouldn’t be so guilty if you put the work into making it yourself to devour this delectable sweet soft serve.

Recipe for strawberry Ice Cream:


1 pound of strawberries

2 cups heavy cream

1 cup whole milk

⅔ cup of sugar


Wash and trim the strawberries, then cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place half of the sliced strawberries in a food processor or blender and puree. Set aside both sliced and pureed strawberries.

Combine cream, milk, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stove and cook, stirring, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a large bowl. Add the strawberry puree and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until completely cool.

While the cream mixture is chilling, dice the remaining sliced strawberries into smaller pieces to mix into the ice cream. Pour the cooled cream mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Towards the end of the process, stir in the diced strawberries. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for at least 2 more hours before serving.


3.  Go on a picnic- Grab some friends and have a picnic together. Pack all of you and your friends favorite foods and dig into a feast made just for you guys! Maybe pack some sport balls and have a day


4.  Have a bonfire and grill party- End the long school year with a rockin’ party and invite all of your friends to have fun, eat grilled burgers and dance the hot summer night away around a fire with smores and laughs.


5.  Go camping- Get your family together to live off the land for a few nights! Explore and adventure with those you love


6.  Go to the pool- Soak up the sun this summer and lay out at the pool (Or lake)! But don’t forget sunscreen and be safe!


7.  Go fishing- Things can’t get more rewarding than to hunt, kill, cook and feast on your own prey! Go fishing with your buddies this summer and have a nice dinner totally organically!


8.  Have a water balloon fight- Who doesn’t love chucking balls of water at their friend’s faces only to see them get soaked? That’s right. Nobody. Have an intense water balloon fight with your friends and family and try to avoid injuries!


9.  Create a new recipe and try to make it- We literally can’t live without food. So, why not try and enjoy the things you have to have to survive? Genuinely delicious food is hard to come by. But when you create your own recipe, it can be totally unique to what you love! That way, the good food is right at your fingertips!


10.  Go hiking- Grab some friends, get some water, and start hiking! Exercise is healthy! Go out and have fun!


11.  Go have a karaoke night with all of your best pals- Who needs to be able to sing well when you can belt out your favorite songs, off key, and at the top of your lungs? Get singing!!


12.  Bike ride around until dark- Ride around with someone close to you until it gets dark and watch the stars come out! Make memories.


13.  Get back into Pokemon Go- Last summer, Pokemon Go was all the rage, why not bring that fad back for the summer? You can do this while hiking or even walking around the mall!