Summer is right around the corner! As things start to reopen, a lot of your previous plans for summer likely still look different. Trips have been canceled, concert tickets have been refunded, and you are likely going to be spending your summer at home. Today, we’re sharing some fun and helpful ideas for what you can do this summer!

  1. Free Food Summer Meal Programs in Greeley
    • North Colorado Health Alliance & The Weld Food Bank Summer Feeding Program for Kids Ages 0-18: Grab-n-go meals for pickup at the following locations beginning the week of May 26th:
      • Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:30 am -1:00 pm at the Adelante Family Clinic in Greeley and Valley High School in Gilcrest
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:30 am -1:00 pm at the Monfort Family Clinic in Greeley and the Aristocrat Ranchettes in Fort Lupton
    • Greeley-Evans School District 6 Nutrition Services Summer Food Service Program
  2. Indoor Games and Activities
    • Check out a Greeley-themed word search created by Experience Greeley and the Greeley Chamber of Commerce here!
    • Assembled different puzzles each week, all themed off of some popular locations here in Greeley! These puzzles are available halfway down the page at visitgreeley.org
    • Amp up your Spotify library with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and their playlists that inspired their most recent season!
    • Get moving, make some art, and sit down for some storytimes with some of your favorite local libraries: Centennial Park Library, Farr Regional Library, and Lincoln Park Library on Facebook!
    • Listen to celebrities, authors, and others read popular stories in Storyline Online!
  3. Participate in Virtual Events and Experiences
    • Take a virtual tour of the Colorado Model Railroad Museum hosted by the Museum Director Michelle Kempema when she was interviewed by Model Railroad Techniques in Australia!
    • Tune in to Sunday Mystery Collection Conversations to learn about unique collections and stories from curators, magicians, investigators, and more!
    • Whether you’re an arborist, a fan of the UNC Bears, or just interested in exploring nature, hop on the UNC Campus Tree Tour! You can virtually stroll through the campus to learn about unique trees and then explore them in person later!
  4. Participate in Summer Reading Activities
    • Hop on board with Highplains Library District for their Summer Reading Adventure from June 1st – August 16th!
    • Join Huntington Learning Center in their Reading Adventure! You can share pieces of your reading adventure with them on social media by posting about your reading experience with #HuntingtonReadingAdventure!
    • Start a book club with your family and friends! Just make sure to wash your hands and social distance while you do so!
  5. Think Outside of the Box!
    • There are countless things you can do outside: go on a hike, have a water balloon fight, go for a run, take your dog on a walk, ride your bike, stargaze, create chalk art….
    • Make a playlist for your summertime soundtrack, and maybe learn a few dance moves in the process!
    • Slide into the kitchen and whip up some tasty, inexpensive meals (whether you share them with someone that day or just share it with yourself again the next day) with recipes from Cooking Light!
    • Take some online courses for free with Coursera or edX!
    • Teach yourself a new language for free with Duolingo, or have dozens of free language lessons in a new language with Babbel!

We understand that it can be tempting to spend the day scrolling through TikTok or playing video games, but make sure to have some fun and be productive at the same time! Stay safe and have fun!