Summer break is fast approaching for SouthCoast students, but that doesn't mean it should be difficult to stay occupied. Here are some ideas to stay challenged and have fun all season.

The Watuppa Rowing Center in Fall River offers free youth rowing lessons and competitions. The lessons range from novice to high school competitive regattas.  The program is currently putting together a summer schedule.

#UnitedWeRow Summer Camp at Watuppa Rowing Center is totally free and open to Greater Fall River youth in grades 7-12. They're offering three two-week sessions starting July 5.

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Anyone interested in more information can find it at watupparowingcenter.org or by emailing coach@watupparowingcenter.org.

Planet Fitness via Facebook
Planet Fitness via Facebook
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Did you know that Planet Fitness is offering a High School Summer Pass for kids ages 14-19?  All you need to do is sign up on PlanetFitness.com and you'll receive a free pass from now until Aug. 31.  What a great way to stay in shape for fall sports.

Mass In Motion New Bedford via Facebook
Mass In Motion New Bedford via Facebook
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The City of New Bedford is bringing back the Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program. It promotes health, wellness, nutrition and outdoor activity during the summer months for everyone 18 and under.

City youth can participate in activities with Play in the Park staff and access a free lunch or dinner between the hours 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Friday or 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The goal is to get youth to be active, get outside, have fun and eat healthy during the summer months.

The kickoff events are happening on June 24 at Brooklawn Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on June 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Montes Park.

Mattapoisett Community Sailing Inc
Mattapoisett Community Sailing Inc
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If your kids have ever wanted to learn how to sail, this is the program for all skill levels, ages 6-15. While the Mattapoisett Community Sailing Association Inc. generally has a tuition fee (roughly $250 per week for three-hour sessions), there are some opportunities for need-based tuition assistance.

You Can Also Get Some Steps In at Fall River's Children's Museum

The former Bristol County Superior Courthouse on North Main Street in Fall River has transformed over the last decade into the home of the Children's Museum of Greater Fall River. From exhibits that local families know and love to those totally new features that have debuted in recent months, one thing is for sure: This museum is a must-see SouthCoast attraction and we have the pictures to prove it.

The SouthCoast's Best Spots to Teach Teens How to Drive

Here's our listener-generated list of the best spots on the SouthCoast to bring your teen for driving practice.