Why You Should Go to Camp

Posted by | November 3, 2014 |

If you have ever been to camp, you are not surprised when you hear the reasons why it’s so important to a child’s development. When you were a kid, you remember the profound effect it had on your life, and the skills you learnt which you are still using today, those skills you want to pass on to your own children.

But if you didn’t go to camp, you may not know or understand why parents all over the world are so committed to sending their kids to camp. We have created a small list of some of the major reasons why…..

  • Spend their day being physically active – As children spend so much time these days inside and mostly sitting down, camp provides a wonderful opportunity to move. Running, swimming, playing sports, climbing! Camp is action packed and you are constantly on the move.
  • Camp breads confidence- Camp helps your child to become more confident and have better self esteem.
  • Try new things- From activities, to different foods, camp gives your child a safe and encouraging space to try new things without the fear of failure.
  • Unplug from technology – When kids take a break from TV, cell phones, and the Internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world— real people, real activities, and real emotions. They realize, there’s always plenty to do.
  • Develop life long skills- Camp gives the chance to do a mixture of activities such as sports, the arts and adventure. This means your child has the chance to figure out what they like to do and what they are good at.
  • Become more independent- Camp gives a safe environment for your child to make decisions on a daily bases and learn to flourish with a sense of freedom in a place that is encouraging and fun.
  • Learn social skills- Camp is a place where you learn to play, share, compromise, communicate and deal with all different kinds of people and personalities.
  • Make true friends- Camp is the place where kids make their very best friends. Free from the social expectations at school, camp encourages kids to relax and make friends easily. All the fun at camp draws everyone together— singing, laughing, talking, playing, and doing almost everything together. Everyday

This should give you a quick insight on why camp is the place to be for your child this summer!!!!