Girl swinging on monkey bars at Oconomowoc Imagination Station on the weekend things to do

Weekend Guide, July 31 – August 2

Dare I say, “Hello, August?!” 2020 has been a year…that’s for sure, and as of Saturday, we’ll be onto the eighth month already. I’m still clinging hard to the sweet summertime and lots of outdoor fun with my family. Have you been enjoying the beautiful weather? It’s been a little cooler this past week and will be into the weekend. If you’re looking for outdoor family fun weekend things to do – you’re in the right spot!

Like we said last week, many families are asking for local social distance friendly weekend things to do. Tip number 1 – head outside. There are so many ways to socially distance outside in a big space. Going for walks is great idea. Biking and visiting a new trail are some other land lover ideas. If you are a water lover, like myself, boating, kayaking and paddleboarding are naturally socially distanced ways to enjoy the water, because each person is in their own watercraft (or a family unit is on one boat).

No matter how you are enjoying (or trying to enjoy) the 2020 summer, take a few minutes to breath in the fresh air, check out some green space or local waterway, and see the world through the eyes of your child for a minute. Children have the uncanny ability to see the wonder in anything. Let’s bring back that spark of wonder and curiosity as we enjoy this weekend with our kiddos. 

The Lake Country Family Fun weekend guide is filled with weekend things to do for you and your family this August weekend. See below. ⤵️

THE WEEKEND GUIDE FOR LAKE COUNTRY
AND THE GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY AREA
HAS ARRIVED FILLED WITH THINGS TO DO
THIS August WEEKEND WITH KIDS!!

Governor Evers mandates mask wearing indoors, effective August 1st through September 2020. 

  • Face coverings should be worn anytime one is present in a room with someone outside their household.
  • Face coverings are strongly recommended when not possible to maintain physical distancing.
  • Face coverings should be worn by anyone over the age of 5 years old, who does not have a medical condition, disability, or other sensitivities that would prevent person from wearing a face covering. 
  • There are some additional exceptions, such as members of the clergy giving a religious presentation, people who are swimming and lifeguards, people who are receiving dental services, etc…

Read more:

https://twitter.com/GovEvers/status/1288900014224228353/photo/1

The official order can be viewed HERE.

CLICK or TAP HERE to watch the Live Briefing at 1:30 pm on July 30, 2020.

What to expect this weekend – the heat will return with lots of sun and summery temps and the {small} chance for storms (80s-90s). So, lots of families are looking for water fun and ways to cool down. 💦

  • Will your family find itself out on the lake one or more of the days this weekend?
      • Many lakes have areas to stick your feet in and splash around {non beaches}
      • Note that Nomad Board Sports/Panga has closed the launch for the weekend/rest of summer 2020.
      • Please note that this weekend (July 25) is the annual Okauchee Lake Tie Up. This event is generally not described as “family friendly”.
      • Be aware also that Okauchee lake has been treated for Starry Stonewort. The Golden Mast launch was closed, but should be open again as of Thursday, July 23. Please call ahead to be sure.
      • When boating on any lakes and taking a boat on and off of different lakes, it is imperative to ensure that the boat is being properly cleaned so no invasive species are being carried from lake to lake. We all love our beautiful lakes. Let’s keep them beautiful! 💦
  • Waukesha has 12 local beaches that are open!
  • Many pools are closed for the summer, but 4 public pools are open with appointments.
  • The Hartland Splash Pad is open as well as the Sussex Splash Pad!
  • Try a new ice cream spot. We have 18 yummy places to visit
  • Take a kayak ride and dip in the lake/river to cool off!
      • Paddleboarding is another great way to enjoy our lakes and rivers – just watch out for super shallow waters and your fin!
      • Which do you prefer? Kayak or Paddleboard? Join the conversation.

There are many more ways to have family fun this weekend.  Lake Country Family Fun has so many great ideas for what to do this weekend to keep you entertained while physically distant. 

Try out these family fun ideas: 

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More fun ideas to brighten your weekend:

Also, if you are looking for things to do this weekend with your family check out our events calendar, featuring virtual and COVID-19 friendly in-person events. 

Despite the uncertainty of the world that continues, we at Lake Country Family Fun have been watching, listening, and making sure that we are addressing our role in our communities, especially as many are worried about what fall school will look like.  Local Black mother, Ashley, from Waukesha has been sharing so many ideas and resources with us via Instagram stories regarding raising socially conscious children. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Ashley! In fact, Ashley took over the Lake Country Family Fun Instagram on Tuesday, July 14 {link above}. We are listening and learning. Additionally, Lake Country Family Fun team member Shweta has written this article on acceptance

We are actively doing our part to make Lake Country Family Fun and the communities we live in, healthy and safe for Black families and all families. If you’d like to contact us to share your story or be involved in Lake Country Family Fun, please contact us through the contact form below. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊

Lastly, as always, I say, breathe. I have said it multiple times now in weekend guides, social media posts and our e-newsletters, and I will continue to say it, because it’s something I remind myself daily. When I feel the overwhelm creeping in, when I feel the uncertainty settling in, when I feel unsure of the next move…I stop and breathe. Please breathe with me (from your house or at least 6 feet away 😉 )

So, we want to see all your physical distancing weekend fun! Turn these lemons into lemonade🍋 Be sure to tag @lakecountryfamilyfun in your weekend fun, your activities, your survival strategies, and we’ll be sure to share in our Facebook or IG stories. Thank you to those who tagged us last weekend!  🤗🥰

Weekend Weather from the National Weather Service:
Friday: Mostly Sunny 78 🌞
Saturday: Mostly Sunny 81 🌞
Sunday: Partly Sunny (chance thunderstorms 40%) 76 🌞⛈️

Please thank our weekend guide sponsor:

THE PLAYHOUSE PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY 
You asked for it… we added NEW Summer Theatre Camps in August!
 
Academy Archives! Theatre Camp
Take center stage in this week-long musical theatre adventure where students explore songs and scenes from our favorite past produced LCP Academy productions: Alice In Wonderland, Peter Pan, Into The Woods, Shrek, Fractured Fairy Tales, Once Upon A Mattress, Robin Hood, Mary Poppins, Little Women, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin McFaddin…to name a few! Will conclude with a mini-performance on Friday of each session.
 
WEEK 1 – August 3-7 | 9-11am | Ages 7-12
WEEK 2 – August 10-14 | 9-11am | Ages 7-12
 
$150 | Take both weeks for $225
REGISTER NOW!
 
PLUS! NOW REGISTERING students, Ages 3-18, for FALL THEATRE CLASSES | Weeknights & Saturday mornings
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  • Looking to connect and network?
      • LAKE COUNTRY CURRENTS: 2019-2020 SEASON has ended! Our last event was on Saturday, May 2.
        • As part of our mission statement, Lake Country Family Fun is super excited about this networking opportunity for online creatives in the Waukesha County area.
        • Read more about the fun and all the details HERE.  
        • Follow Lake Country Currents on FACEBOOK for updates and an upcoming August event!
        • Look for an event coming up on August 10!
  • Looking for connection?
      • When it gets cold, or the government mandates that we all become socially distant (it’s actually physically distant – not socially distant), people tend to hibernate in their homes, and hibernation can lead to isolation. Please reach out! Please build a group of moms you can call in a pinch. And never hesitate to send an email or private message or comment below to us at Lake Country Family Fun💗
          • Start here: our MOMS GROUPS AND PLAY GROUPS GUIDE to the Waukesha County area for mom groups is a list compiled of 30+ community, church, and library play groups. Look over the list HERE, and know that many of the groups are continuing to meet virtually.
          • Do you have a village of moms/friends/family that you can count on? We posed this question to our Facebook page recently and love the answers coming through from both people seeking a village and those that are so grateful for their village. It’s our goal for everyone to feel connected and a part of a village that fits their lifestyle. 
          • Our Lake Country Family Fun Community Facebook Group is more active than ever. Please drop in any questions, ideas, comments,  or support. Have an idea for a blog post that would resonate with parents in the greater Waukesha County area? We are taking in contributors! 
          • Watch our virtual playdates! We hope you enjoyed them!

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