Summer Bucket List

Summer is the perfect time to get out of your apartment and enjoy the warmer weather and the beauty of the outdoors here in West Lafayette, IN. Our Collegiate Communities Blog is here to help you make the most of your summer by sharing a few ideas to add to your summer bucket list! We hope you get a chance to try out some of these activities before the summer ends. 


Go Swimming 

With the warmer weather outside, summer is the perfect time to go swimming! The West Lafayette Municipal Pool is just 4 minutes away from our apartment community. If you’re wanting more of a waterpark experience, visit Tropicanoe Cove! Just don’t forget to wear sunscreen and reapply often to avoid a painful sunburn later.


Make Ice Cream in a Bag

Have you ever made your own ice cream? This is a fun (and tasty) summer activity that is especially fun to try with kids. Try this ice cream in a bag recipe from Delish for the perfect homemade summer treat to help you stay cool. Add your favorite toppings for even more fun!


Go Camping

Camping is a classic summertime activity that is great for lovers of the outdoors. It is also a great chance to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature. There are plenty of great spots to camp around West Lafayette! Expand your camping knowledge by checking out these camping tips from REI before you go. 


S’mores Bar & Movie Night

Invite friends and family and have a s’mores bar with an outdoor movie. You can purchase an inflatable movie screen and a projector for the perfect outdoor movie. We suggest summer movies such as The Sandlot, The Goonies, The Endless Summer, What About Bob?, Secondhand Lions, and Super 8. Buy the classic s’more options as well as some unique choices. Use chocolate graham crackers or different types of candy bars instead of the traditional graham cracker and chocolate bar. 


We hope you get a chance to have some fun this summer before heading back to school in the fall. Thanks for taking the time to read our post.