Whether you’re getting ready for an extended break or are just searching for some fun ways to occupy your time once class is over, there are a ton of activities geared toward Mounds Park Academy students that you should try. From getting outdoors to exploring college life to picking up a thrilling new hobby, there are options for all sorts of fun things to do throughout St. Paul, the surrounding area and well beyond.
So, if you’re trying to fight boredom, take a look at any of these fun activity ideas that are perfect for a Mounds Park Panther — let’s check some out!
Get A Taste Of College Life
Whether you’re a senior or not, don’t wait too long to explore the many great college areas around Minnesota, particularly if you’ll eventually pursue post-secondary education. Some of the hotspots for universities include places like Lake Superior College, Minnesota State University and Rochester College, among many others. If you’re thinking about attending a school that’s within driving distance, it may be a good idea to visit the school on a day trip or an overnighter to get some first-hand experience on what it’s like to attend.
Enjoy The St. Paul Festivities
There are so many fun things to do in St. Paul, and that includes the many festivities and local events that take place every year. Especially now that pandemic restrictions are lifted in the Twin Cities, entertainment organizations are busy getting their events back on track for the upcoming year. Take a mental break from your studies at a festival like Grand Old Day, the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, or enjoy free performances every Thursday at Mears Park through the Lowertown Sounds organization. And, make sure to show your true Minnesota spirit at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, the oldest winter festival in the country.
Volunteer Your Time
There are a ton of ways to get involved in the local St. Paul community as a young adult. Not only do volunteer opportunities give you a refreshing way to spend your time, but you’ll feel great doing it. Plus, it looks great on a college or job application. Even good deeds can benefit your local community — try mowing the lawn of an elderly neighbor, distributing baked goods to the less fortunate or joining a youth-oriented organization like St. Paul Urban Tennis, where you’ll get to help disaffected individuals in a fun, active manner.
Check Out JROTC
If you have any interest in pursuing a military- or government-based career in the future, you can start preparing today by joining the Air Force’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program. With this, students will experience a curriculum that involves community service, civic engagement and individual leadership, while participating in military-style training. Whether you’re thinking about attending aviation school or going straight to bootcamp, this is a great first step.
Join A Mounds Park Academy Activity Club
Regardless of what your interests are, there are a ton of activity clubs at Mounds Park Academy that may be worth your time. There are traditional options, like quiz bowl, Spanish club and debate team, as well as more niche groups around things like knitting, robotics, STEM fields and women’s empowerment. Those that don’t see something to their liking, check out local groups via websites like TikTok or Reddit who cater to your interests, whether it’s cars, video games, woodworking or something else.
Enjoy The Beauty Of Minnesota
Although there’s plenty to do in the Twin Cities, the state of Minnesota is home to some of the most beautiful destinations in the entire midwest. From springtime trips to celebrate graduation, cabin retreats with friends and family, and countless lakeside escapes, there’s something for everyone. Grab a crew, and make sure you have permission from your parents, and enjoy your first excursion exploring the beauty of our great state.
Take Youth Flying Lessons
If you’re looking for a hobby that’s as exciting as it is rewarding, consider signing up for a youth flight training program. There’s no minimum age requirement to start; you simply need to be 16 to fly solo and 17 to obtain certification. Not only will you find a lifelong passion, you’re set up to pursue almost any sort of aviation degree or career in the future. Plus, your friends are sure to be envious of your new lifestyle, as you take off on new adventures around the country.
If you’re interested in learning what it’s like to be a pilot, try Inflight Pilot Training’s Discovery Flight Program today — you’ll get the chance to hop in the cockpit and fly a plane yourself, while receiving introductory training from a certified flight instructor (CFI).
Do you dream of taking flight?
Taking control of an airplane and soaring the skies under the guidance of a professional pilot is an exciting experience and one that’s likely to become a lifelong passion. With our help, you can achieve the certification you want and set yourself up for future success in your education and career endeavors. All it takes to get started is a quick call or email to Inflight Pilot Training to learn more about our curriculum and schedule your first flight lesson.
For additional information on Inflight training programs, contact us today or call (952) 698-3000.