Summer opportunities for children are numerous these days, so how do you begin to decide the best option? If you have been to summer camp, you’re quite familiar with the benefits that come with it. If you have not, you may not realize how good the experience is for children. What makes summer camp so beneficial?
- Change of scenery
Sometimes the ongoing routine of school, organized sports, music lessons and seeing the same people day in and day out can be stressful. Kids need to find something just for them! Camp offers the perfect opportunity for campers to make fresh starts, experience a variety of things, and find out how they think, feel and act outside of their normal surroundings. Most important, they need to have fun!
- Develop social skills
In this day of texting and online communications, younger generations can avoid in-person interactions more than before. At camp, kids are placed in an environment where they have no choice but to share responsibilities, resolve disagreements, and see firsthand the importance of sincere communication… in person!
- Learn something new
Camp offers a variety of opportunities to learn a new skill, such as painting, swimming, woodworking, rock climbing and so much more—any of which could lead to your next favorite hobby.
- Make true friends and meet positive role models
Free of social expectations, camp encourages kids to relax and make friends easily. All the fun activities draw everyone together—playing, laughing, talking, etc. Campers are also surrounded by young, friendly and personable role models who want nothing more than to make sure your child has fun, learns new things and has someone to talk to whenever they need.
- Discover your best self
At camp, kids get to practice making all the decisions for themselves without parents and teachers guiding every move. Campers welcome this freedom to blossom by taking responsibility for their own decisions, pushing themselves to achieve something and reflecting on their personal values- this is their chance to develop and mature into well rounded individuals on their own terms.