Camp is fun, but it’s so much more than just that!
As an adult, if you attended summer camp as a child, you’ll likely still have fond memories of the experiences. Remember the summer days, fun activities, and new challenges that you faced? If you didn’t go to a camp as a child, you might not realize just how good the experience is for children.
To help you decide between planning daily activities all summer for your kid, or sending them to a camp, here are the top reasons why summer camp is excellent for children:
- Spend their day being physically active. Instead of sitting down inside for most of the day, camp provides a wonderful opportunity for your child to get moving! From running to swimming, jumping to hiking, camp is action-packed!
- Experience success and become more confident. Camp helps children build their personality and self-confidence by removing the academic, athletic, and social competition that is ever-present in school.
- Kids face challenges. They endure setbacks and are encouraged solve problems, face fears, and clear hurdles coming out stronger.
- Unplug from technology. When children take a break from TV, cell phones, and the Internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage with the real world.
- Develop life-long skills. Camps provide the right instruction, equipment, and facilities or kids to enhance their sports abilities, artistic talents, and their communication skills. In essence, they find out what they like to do (and what they don’t!).
- Reconnect with nature. Being outside in nature allows them to get out the narrow experience of modern indoor life and enriches their perception of the world.
- Free time to play. After all, they’re kids!
These profound effects of summer camp can follow you into adulthood, so why not give your child that same, positive experience?
If you want to get your children involved with a great summer camp that is ideal for them, contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. We have a number of programs that encourage outdoor activities, personal development, and fun!