Make most of summer

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By Tess Peterson

Staff Writer

SPRINGFIELD — Summer is quite possibly everyone’s favorite season. The warm weather, pool days, the lake, and of course, NO SCHOOL!

Where you live and how much free time you have dictate your plans for the summertime. You may have a summer job to keep you busy, or maybe, you have lots of free time. Maybe your summer job is working at the mall or at a restaurant, or maybe you have an internship. Summer is a perfect time to earn extra cash without the stress of finals or homework.

Springfield also has many summer camps to go to. Although most of these camps are for younger kids you could be a counselor or volunteer and still enjoy the fun. Some camps include YNOT outdoors camp on Lake Shore Drive, the Girl Scouts Camp on Lake Springfield and the YMCA camps on the west or downtown.

Most of these camps are outdoors, which gives you time to enjoy the sunshine. So take the kids you know or apply to work at these awesome camps.

Another thing everyone enjoys is the State Fair.

Since we live in the capital of Illinois we get to enjoy lots of fun at rides, food and everyone’s favorite: the concerts for two weeks.

This year, we have artists from all genres. Some of acts include Jake Owen with Old Dominion, Little Big Town with David Nail and KISS. There are many more bands and singers to come since they haven’t announced all the acts yet.

So whatever you’re doing this summer make sure to have fun, get that extra cash you need and soak up the sun. Remember that you are in charge of your summer, so make it as fun as possible.

Tess Peterson can be reached at [email protected]

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