Summer vacation for students in America starts in mid-June and ends at the beginning of September. Two and a half months!! It is a really long vacation! Students don't do homework during the summer vacation. Many kids join summer camps for a few weeks. Some camps are over-night camps but most are daytime camps. Many children join sports camps. They play sports such as soccer, baseball, American football or tennis.
When I was a child, every summer I tried something different. I attended horsback riding lessons during one summer break.
My favorite camp was "nature" camp. We went hiking, fishing and learned basic camping skills.
What did you do during summer vacation when you were a student? Do you think American summer vacation is too long?
When I was in High school, we never had any over-night school trips but we had many one-day trips. My favorite trips were hiking and canoeing trips connected to biology class. It was fun to play outside with my classmates, away from school.
I also really enjoyed trips to art and historymuseums. My high school was near Washington DC so we often went to the world-famous Smithsonian museums near the White House.
My favorite school trip was to an amusement park called Busch Gardens. My high school crush asked to sit next to me on a roller coaster ride. I was so surprised and happy!!
Did you have an over-night school trip? What school trips did you enjoy?