Summer could mean freedom for lots of Cebuano students out there; no homework and no quizzes and no early-morning preps! However, the hot season may also bring boredom to some of the youth, especially those who find joy in going to school everyday and meeting their friends.
Well, you won't have to worry for the following activities will keep you busy this summer and let you become productive even when you're off from school:
Get a summer job.
Earn cash while waiting for the next semester by taking part in the city government's summer employment opportunity. Cebu City's Department of Manpower Development and Placement (DMDP) is hiring a total of 1, 250 students for their Special Program for Employment of Students or Spes. This program aims to give chances to underprivileged students to earn money for their enrollment the next year or next sem. DMDP has started accepting applications last month, and if you wish to be one of the successfully hired student employees, submit your bio-data, Spes application, barangay certification and endorsement, and the income tax return of your parents to the DMDP office at Jakosalem Street. You must also be aged 18-24 years old to be eligible of a summer job in the Cebu City mayor's and councilors' offices and earn as much as 327 pesos a day for 20 days, starting April 6.
Join a youth camp.
If, on the other hand, you wish to further enhance your academic learning while have fun with other students from different schools, registering for the Youth Science Camp could be a great idea. This educational yet enjoyable activity is brought to all Cebuano students by the National Youth Science, Technology and Environment Summer Camp (NYSTESC), and will happen from April 2 to 5, 2014 at the Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort in San Fernando, Cebu.
This year's Youth Science theme is “Cirque de Merveilles: Trapezing the Marvels of Evolution”. Sadly, registration for this event ended last March 14, but, you can always refer to www.psysc.org to find out more details about the next Youth Science Camp!
Take your family to a nearby mall.
Why not convince your family to go to some of Cebu's top malls to have a chance to win prizes? Yes, you read that right. SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinsons Supermarket, Gaisano Country Mall, and Elizabeth Mall have a range of contests and promos that your family can join in. Exciting rewards, such as P5,000 worth of gift certificates, home appliances, a Polaroid camera, and a brand new car, are at stake! Read our post on “Cebu Mall Promos to Watch Out For This Summer” to get more in-depth details about the summer offerings of some of Cebu's top malls.
You may also make use of a mall day-out as a way to spend quality time and enjoy summer to the fullest with your family, especially that Ayala Center Cebu offers a range of interesting activities for both young and adult patrons. Here's a sneak peek to the summer entertainment that one of Cebu's most premiere shopping spots offers:
Live musical acts from the international Christian rock band Jars of Clay and a number of local artists, namely MYMP, ASAP Sessionista's Princess Velasco, Zia Quizon, Karylle, Kyla, and a whole lot more
Guest appearance from the ever-trending and adorable celebrity family, Team Kramer
Outdoor art exhibits by Cebu's leading artists and USC College of Fine Arts and UP students
Outdoor movie experience with films from the Garden French Film Festival and Magnavision Movies
Fashion shows and exhibits from Fashion Accessories Manufacturers and Exporters (FAME) and the leading retailers of Fashion Council of Cebu
Workout sessions like Zumba, Hula-Hoop, Pilates, Metafit, Yoga, and Capoeira Ronda at The Terraces
For the dates and other specific details, do visit the official Facebook page of Ayala Center Cebu.
Try a new adventure.
Canyoning, caving, and mountaineering are just few of the many outdoor activities that you can give a try now that the hot season is on. Go canyoning in Balamban's Canso X Mountain Adventure Park to be closer to nature while doing a variety of adventures with your friends. Explore the caves in Talisay and Guadalupe to learn new and interesting facts about Cebu's underground rock formations. Or, try mountaineering in Cebu's most famous peaks to experience a fun overnight camping with your family. Whatever type of outdoor activity you choose to try for the first time, make sure you prepare well and ensure your own safety so this year's summer will really be enjoyable and exciting! Check out more adventurous details from our previous post.
Organize fun at-home activities.
Staying at home during summer doesn't necessarily mean killing the time doing nothing. Your off-from-school days may just be a perfect reason to organize a family activity that will not only bring you closer together but will also let you spend the hot days and nights in a more worthwhile, interesting manner.
So, why not set a game night? This could be a great way to gather all members of the family and have fun together even while staying in the comfort of your own home and spending nothing but quality time. Aside from a game, you could give our family-friendly summer activities a try so you can share productive moments with the people you love.
Make your summer this year extra worthwhile by considering these activities!