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10 Ways to Enjoy Your Summer

Hey guys, my name is Camden. I’m the Communications Specialist at Youth MOVE NH. I also partake in the Youth Advocacy work that we do. In the Communications Specialist position, I maintain our social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and our website (www.youthmovenh.org). As a Youth Advocate, I lend my voice to weigh in on curricula, projects, and programs that Youth MOVE NH designs and initiates. In my roles, I constantly seek new ways to connect with our peers and partners and to convey Youth Move NH’s mission in a transparent way. I’m always eager to hear your feedback so feel free to reach out on one or all of our social media platforms to share your voice!

Now that you know what I do, let me tell you about something that I’ve been thinking about…

Yesterday was Father’s Day and it reminded me how much I value family and how it is important for me to stay connected and involved with them. A common saying we all know is “life happens” and though life is a crazy whirl of opportunities, that saying often seems to have a negative connotation–especially (and rightfully so!) when it’s used as an excuse for not making time for something or someone important. So for my summer, I’d like to make time for those that matter most. As part of my wellness plan I’ve come up with 10 ways I can do this in good ol’ New Hampshire: Take a hike.There are plenty of beautiful mountains in the Granite State ranging in trails from beginner to experienced. Head up north to the White Mountains and take a stab at the Mount Washington for a breathtaking view from the highest point in the Northeast or head on over to Mount Kearsarge in Warner for a more leisurely climb. Kayak. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle board from the Contoocook River Canoe Company and spend your day on the water and exercise those limbs while you’re at it!  Art. The 17th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic has arrived. Winners have been awarded and now it is time to marvel at their work. Sculptures can be viewed until June 28th!  Camp. New Hampshire has 20 state parks equipped with camping facilities to bring you closer to nature. Grab some friends or family and reserve your trip here. Beach it. Check out these 8 Stunning Beaches for the hottest of summer days. Don’t skip the sunblock!  Disc Golf. Looking for a spin on the popular sport of golf? Put your wrist into it and travel from tee to tee aiming for a hole in one…with a frisbee!  Market Days! Head on over to the capital to experience Concord’s 43rd Annual Market Days Festival. From June 22nd-24th vendors, performers, exhibitors, and Market-Days-goers will line the downtown of Concord. The best part? It’s free! Fish. It’s time to grab your tackle and hang up that “Gone Fishing” sign…just don’t forget your fishing licenseRoad trip. It doesn’t have to be cross-country to be considered a road trip. Hop in the car and buckle up for the most joyous of rides. Better yet, take a bike! Fairs! Get outside and mosey on over to the local fair. Check out the dates and locations here.  What are some ways you’re going to spend your summer with friends and family? Comment below!


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