The Best Summer Jobs for Teens

Landscaping and mowing lawns is physical, so they'll get a bit of a workout and maybe even a tan.

If you’re trying to get your son, daughter or maybe grandkid to find some work this summer, the experts have weighed in on the best summer jobs for teens. Here are the top five overall. First up, a camp counselor. It’s a great way to make new friends, plus they get to have fun with all the activities, like swimming and horseback riding and they’ll also learn leadership skills. An oldie but a goodie is babysitting it’s not always an easy job, but it’s one of the easiest jobs to get as a kid. Or, if you have a child that’s extra smart, they’d make a great tutor and it’s even easier now, because they can do it online. A dog walker is another great option. Like babysitting, it’s another one where you might have a built-in customer base.
Plenty of friends, family and neighbors probably have dogs. Or, if they’ve got some elbow grease and don’t mind spending time in the hot sum, mowing lawns, or doing landscaping. It’s physical, so they’ll get a bit of a workout and maybe even a tan.