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Summer Activities

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Are you head counselor at Mommy Camp this summer? Don’t despair …  help is on the way! The St. Columba’s Mothers’ Group has published their annual list of summer activities, a most valuable resource filled with ways to enrich your time with your kids. And if you think this list is just for kids, look again!

Want to stay connected this summer? Look for Mothers’ Group monthly potlucks and join the Mothers’ Group listserv to stay in touch. Feel free to post your outing on our listserve if you want some company, or share your adventure stories! Interested in  joining our group? Contact Alecia Brinkerhoff for details.

Summer Activities List

Published by the St. Columba's Mothers' Group





Indoor Pools

Outdoor Movies

Indoor Activities


  • Make a Summer Bucket List  – (Reading outside in pajamas?).
  • Teach your Kid a Skill – (Cooking, laundry).
  • Invest in Cooking Tools for Kids – Cut-resistant gloves, and more.
  • Create New Behavior Charts, Schedules for Reading Time.
  • Teach Kids to Play Poker – (With potato chips, pretzel sticks).


  • Brightly – Website dedicated to helping parents and educators raise children who love to read.
  • AudioBook Sync – A free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13+. Every week, two free audiobook downloads are available.
  • Listen to a Podcast:
    • How I Built This: This podcast for teens and adults dives into the stories behind some of the world's best-known companies, weaving narrative journeys about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists – and the movements they built.
    • Wow in the World!: This podcast guides curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them – travelling inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
    • Stories: A Free Children's Story Podcast for Bedtime, Car Rides, and Kids of All Ages!
    • What If World: This storytelling podcast for kids answers questions such as, What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world?
    • Brightly Storytime: This podcast brings favorite children’s stories to life in podcast form.


Tips for Parents
Get babysitters.
Let kids get bored - don’t entertain them!