En­joy a sum­mer ad­ven­ture in your back­yard

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(StatePoint) With a few sup­plies and some in­spi­ra­tion, your back­yard can be the site of a sum­mer ad­ven­ture. Here are a few ways to slip into va­ca­tion mode with­out even leav­ing home. TAKE A CAMP­ING TRIP

Whether all the camp­sites at your fa­vorite park are booked solid or you just want to skip the traf­fic jam head­ing out of town, you can recre­ate the fun of a camp­ing trip in the con­ve­nience of your back­yard. In­vite friends to pitch tents and then spend the evening grilling, hav­ing sing-a-longs, mak­ing smores, play­ing games, telling ghost sto­ries and stargaz­ing.

With the se­cu­rity of elec­tric­ity and the con­ve­nience of in­door plumb­ing just a hop, skip and a jump away, this is a great idea for fam­i­lies with young kids who have never camped be­fore or any­body who prefers the lux­u­ries of “glamp­ing.” GO FOR A DIP

Love swim­ming but want to dodge crowds and avoid locker room has­sles? Turn your back­yard into your own swim club. Nearly any back­yard can ac­com­mo­date an easy-to-setup In­tex pool. Avail­able na­tion­wide at a va­ri­ety of big box, club, sport­ing goods and spe­cialty stores as well as nu­mer­ous on­line re­tail­ers, In­tex of­fers both smaller op­tions that are great for kids, such as a uni­corn-themed spray pool with a 40-gal­lon ca­pac­ity, as well as larger op­tions. Prism Frame pools avail­able in three shapes and sizes to ac­com­mo­date peo­ple of all ages, fea­ture fil­tra­tion sys­tems with Hy­dro Aer­a­tion Tech­nol­ogy to re­move sed­i­ment and keep pool wa­ter crisp and free of de­bris. Pull out some deck chairs, grab some tow­els, pool toys and some shades and you’ll be all set.

MOVIE NIGHT

En­joy your fa­vorite stars un­der the stars. With a sim­ple pro­jec­tor set-up, you can be the host with the most by turn­ing your back­yard into a movie theater. Pick a crowd-pleas­ing sum­mer clas­sic and get the neigh­bors in­volved. If you’re short on seat­ing, con­sider invit­ing guests to set up their own blan­kets and lawn chairs and make it a potluck pic­nic.

If you want some­thing ex­cit­ing to do but are not in the mood to travel, just re­mem­ber to look no far­ther than the back­yard. With a lit­tle imag­i­na­tion, there are plenty of ad­ven­tures to be had on any bud­get and in any sized space.

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