Free & Cheap Summer Fun

Here are some ideas to fill your calendar with frugal staycation activities this summer.  Check them out, then add your faves to the free printable monthly calendars available from Organized Home.

Local Activities:

  • Your local library reading club. Information should now be available regarding dates and activities at your nearest branch.
  • Contact your local Parks & Recreation department, Community Center, Visitors Center or the local newspaper website for a list of free activities. Don’t forget to check with any nature centers, sports centers, lakes or community parks.
  • Check out the programs available from local churches. Even if you’re not a regular attender, you can still take advantage of craft camps, sports camps or Vacation Bible Schools they offer. Usually these are free or very affordable.
  • Free factory tours in your area.
  • Free crafts for kids every Saturday at Lakeshore Learning.
  • Kids workshops available some Saturdays at Lowes or Home Depot.
  • Free fishing weekends.  Google “free fishing weekends” and the name of your state to find dates in your area.

Reading Clubs:
Note: Some of these links are not updated for Summer 2013 yet. Keep checking back!


  • Free Campgrounds – find out where you can camp for free (or cheap!).
  • Harvest Hosts – farmers and wineries offer RVers free overnight stays.

Other Stuff:

Head over HERE for ideas to save money on dining out this summer.  Or scroll through my Summer Staycation series to find easy and cheap activity ideas.  This series will be returning on June 4th with one new activity per day, all summer long!


  1. HI!, I love the photo of the kid jumping off of the dock with the innertube!, could I use this picture in a brochure on the cover for the Northfield, VT Kids Summer lunch program to advertise fundraising for the kids who need the food?

    Let me know

    Thankyou , Respectfully,

    Adam Marenna