Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt (Credit: Newsday / Ken Spencer)

Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt bike at Club MX on South 10th Street in Ronkonkoma.

Summer adventure photos

Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt
(Credit: Newsday / Ken Spencer)

Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt bike at Club MX on South 10th Street in Ronkonkoma.

Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt
(Credit: Newsday / Ken Spencer)

Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt bike at Club MX on South 10th Street in Ronkonkoma. At one point in the training, beth crashed. Here, after the crash, with the bike up on a kickstand, she sits on the track for a bit to rest before continuing to ride.

Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt
(Credit: Newsday / Ken Spencer)

Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt bike at Club MX on South 10th Street in Ronkonkoma.

Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt
(Credit: Newsday / Ken Spencer)

Reporter Beth DeCarbo learns to ride a dirt bike at Club MX on South 10th Street in Ronkonkoma.

Jordyn Blau, 7, of Woodbury flies though the
(Credit: Newsday / Michael E. Ach)

Jordyn Blau, 7, of Woodbury flies though the air on a flying trapeze as instructor Jason Gamble readies to catch her at I Fly in Smithtown.

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Jordyn Blau, 7, of Woodbury flies though the
(Credit: Newsday / Michael E. Ach)

Jordyn Blau, 7, of Woodbury flies though the air on a flying trapeze at I Fly in Smithtown.

Willie Obeid, 12, leaps from his sunfish into
(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)

Willie Obeid, 12, leaps from his sunfish into the cool waters of Oyster Bay Harbor. Students enrolled in The Waterfront Center Sailing School's junior summer program (Skippers, grades 7-9) spend their mornings exploring the estuary habitat of Oyster Bay and their afternoons on the water learning to sail dinghies and 23-foot keelboats.

Students enrolled in The Waterfront Center Sailing School's
(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis, Newsday)

Students enrolled in The Waterfront Center Sailing School's junior summer program (Skippers, grades 7-9) spend their mornings exploring the estuary habitat of Oyster Bay and their afternoons on the water learning to sail dinghies and 23-foot keelboats.

Students enrolled in The Waterfront Center Sailing School's
(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)

Students enrolled in The Waterfront Center Sailing School's junior summer program (Skippers, grades 7-9) spend their mornings exploring the estuary habitat of Oyster Bay and their afternoons on the water learning to sail dinghies and 23-foot keelboats.

Students enrolled in The Waterfront Center Sailing School's
(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)

Students enrolled in The Waterfront Center Sailing School's junior summer program (Skippers, grades 7-9) spend their mornings exploring the estuary habitat of Oyster Bay and their afternoons on the water learning to sail dinghies and 23-foot keelboats.

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Students at The Waterfront Center Sailing School's Junior
(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)

Students at The Waterfront Center Sailing School's Junior Summer Program called Skippers, grades 7-9. They spend their mornings exploring the estuary habitat of Oyster Bay and their afternoons on the water learning to sail dinghies and 23-foot keelboats. Sailing instructer Alex Thaler, sun glasses, helps students right a boat that had gone over.