Whether you’re in school year round or you’re on an extended break, you’re probably on a constant hunt for ways to stave off boredom. Thankfully, there are a ton of fun things for high school students to do in and around the city of Shakopee. From participating in local events to joining a new club to picking up a new hobby, or something else altogether, the options are endless.
With that being said, here are a few fun activities for Shakopee Sabers that are guaranteed to help you make a memory — check ‘em out!
Participate In A Local Event
Now that lock-downs are being lifted across the state and things are returning to normal, several events are scheduled to take place in Shakopee this year. Perhaps the most popular, and one that a high schooler can easily get involved in, is The Landing, a living history event that takes place every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the summer. Participants get the chance to reenact the lives of everyday Minnesotans from the 1800s, providing entertainment and hands-on activities to guests.
Try Your Hand At Digital Art
As technology advances and more and more students turn to digital means of production for various tasks, the process of making art has followed suit. However, rather than traditional painting and drawing, digital art has become a popular hobby among generation Z. It’s easy to get started, as well — even with a basic laptop, you can find programs to help you craft the vision in your head like Illustrator and Photoshop. However, the best way to get started is by picking up a tablet/stylus combination and app like Procreate or Adobe Sketch. It feels like the real thing while supplying you with unlimited capabilities to make an amazing piece of art.
Keep Your Brain Sharp
Life lessons are generally learned outside of the classroom and provide a valuable form of education that you simply won’t find in a textbook. This can be especially helpful during summer break or another chunk of down time to help you stay sharp. Shakopee is home to many great museums and other cultural centers that will let you flex your intellect. Make a stop at the Scott County Historical Society to learn more about the local lore, or visit Hocokata Ti and learn about experience exhibits centered around the Shakopee’s indigineous people.
Find A Car Club To Join
For those interested in high-powered vehicles, there are many different car clubs in the greater Minneapolis area. And, since you’re at or approaching the right age, you’re probably ready to get out on the road and enjoy the freedom that comes with having a driver’s license. These groups will allow you to do exactly that. Take it to another level, and check out local flying clubs, and enjoy the excitement that comes along with being a diehard airplane enthusiast.
Start Your Own Activity-Based Group
Whether you’re into computers, video games, woodworking, improv comedy or filmmaking, you can find a like-minded community near you. When you surround yourself with people that share the same passions you do, you’re sure to meet a few new friends while learning more about your interests. Of course, Shakopee High School has a number of clubs that you can sign up for right away with minimal legwork — some that stand out are the knowledge bowl, mountain biking club, and the youth in government organization.
Adventure On A Solo Trip
Youth doesn’t last forever, so take every opportunity to explore the many great places in Minnesota while you’ve still got time and energy to enjoy it. While Shakopee is chock-full of fun things to do, there are an endless number of destinations to visit throughout our state. You can schedule a quick day trip, weekend getaway or a guided camping excursion (just remember to get permission from a parent or guardian before doing so!) Check out the opportunity to sample local up-north cuisine, take a group trip to a number of luxurious spas or leave your studies behind and relax at a rental cabin in the northwoods.
Become A Pilot
It’s true that not many high schoolers can say that they’re certified pilots with the ability to fly anywhere in the country in a personal aircraft. However, any young adult can take flying lessons, as there’s no minimum age to do so. While you’ll need to be 16 to fly solo and 17 to become officially certified, you can still undergo the necessary training to prepare for those two milestones. Not only will you be introduced to a challenging yet rewarding lifestyle, but it’s certainly an impressive feat to be a licensed pilot while still attending high school. 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 fly a plane yourself thousands of feet above the ground while receiving introductory training from a certified flight instructor (CFI).
Are you interested in taking flying lessons?
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.