Summer 2020

Summer Fun at a Distance

Longing to have some fun this summer but still concerned about COVID-19? While summer 2020 has proven to be a summer like no other because of the coronavirus pandemic, Chapman faculty and staff have found creative ways to make the most of the season while staying safe.

If you feel you’ve watched everything there is to watch on Netflix, take some tips from your colleagues. Read what Chapman faculty and staff had to say about how they’re having fun this summer while social distancing:

I started raised-bed gardens. It’s fun and rewarding to harvest your own produce. Fewer grocery visits is a plus for me! I have my own store hours. Love it!

Online shopping. This is the only time that I’ve been able to buy things I don’t really need and not feel guilty!

Salt River Tubing at Tonto National Forest. We found large lakes nearby. A quick splish – splash in Canyon Lake and Saguaro Lake. The next trip will be Theodore Roosevelt Lake. Plenty of room for safe social distancing.

Staying inside, sitting out on the patio, enjoying some time for reading and gardening and heading to remote areas in the mountains when possible.

I take early morning bike rides to the beach, yoga flow in the yard and long walks through the neighborhood. Finally and most importantly, I am wearing a mask every time I leave home…which isn’t that often.

Having Taco Thursday with the housemates weekly, good food and good conversations!

I’ve been taking up extremely time-consuming art projects I would never otherwise do – like paper-marbling!

Other activities Chapman faculty and staff shared include, D.I.Y. projects, picnics and, of course, Netflix. If you’re looking for new shows to watch while social distancing, check out Top 5 Shows to Watch During Quarantine and Where to Stream Them.

Michelle Anguka