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Why Camp is Great for Children

Summer means it’s time for camps. Camps play a significant role in shaping your child’s personality. It has a profound positive impact on your child’s mental health. Below are a few reasons that you must sign up your kid for a camp.

  1. Make true friends

The camp is usually the place where your children make the very first best friends. Free from any social expectations pressuring them at school. They are fully relaxed in the camp environment and make friends easily. They bond over various fun activities such as singing, dancing, playing, etc.

  1. Reconnect with nature

Living in big cities, your kids hardly ever get to see and appreciate nature. Outdoor experiences enrich your child’s perception of the world and enhance healthy child development.

  1. Learn social skills

A camp is an excellent place to inculcate social skills. Your child is put in a small group, where each one of them has to get along with every other and develop mutual respect for one other. When they live in a cabin with other students, kids have to share all the work, resolve differences and make a happy living. Your child learns the importance of teamwork.

 

  1. Have free time for unstructured play

Children these days, have schedules and routines even for their playtime. Life at camp gives them a much-needed break from these routines, to just play. They can relax, laugh and be silly as they like.

  1. Grow more independent

There is no better place for your children to grow independent than a camp. They would learn to take decisions without the constant supervision of parents and teachers. They learn to manage their daily choices in a safe and caring camp environment. Camps help kids develop who they are.

  1. Develop life-long skills

Camps provide the right instruction, equipment and facilities for kids to enhance their sports abilities, their artistic talents, and their adventure skills. The sheer variety of activities offered at camp makes it easy for kids to discover and develop what they like to do.

  1. Unplug from technology

Technology is becoming a major concern for parents these days. Being at camp, gives your kid a break from TV, mobile phones, tablet, and the internet and enables them to rediscover their creative abilities. They engage in real people, real activities and real emotions.

  1. Gain resilience

The nurturing and encouraging environment in the camp, makes your child prepared to endure setbacks in life and try new things. It helps you conquer your fears and strive towards your goal.

  1. Experience success and become more confident

Camp helps children build self-confidence and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic and social competition that shapes their lives at school. With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young people. There’s accomplishment every day.

  1. Spend their day being physically active

While most of the children these spend a maximum of their time indoors, camps offer an opportunity to explore the outside world. Camps involve activities such as swimming, running, jumping, climbing, hiking, etc.

Jeffery D. Silvers
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