(WENY) -- It's already August, and summer is moving along quickly.

Here are some fun activities for you to do with your friends and family this summer:

  • Set up an obstacle course, in your backyard with planters, buckets and balls. Or create a course on a sidewalk with chalk, better yet- make a course in your pool with noodles, floats, rings and more.

  • Go camping in your backyard. Don’t forget the telescope or binoculars for some star gazing. Maybe even throw in a pillow fight!

  • Eat outside while the sun shines and have a picnic.

  • Go for a walk, collect some rocks and paint them.

  • Go hike the gorges or any of the beautiful falls in our area

While you’re having fun, keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Wear light colored clothing and lightweight fabrics.

  • Practice summer sun safety with sunscreen, hats and sunglasses

  • A responsible adult should constantly watch children near water.

  • Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.

  • Be bug aware. Apply bug spray and always check for ticks.