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Benefits of Summer Camp for Children

June 23, 2020

Millions of children attend summer camp every summer. Summer camp offers a structured opportunity for children to grow in their social, psychological, physical, and life skills. It allows children to become more independent and self-confident while making new friends and learning new skills. While each summer camp has its own different uniqueness, it is an ideal place for children to develop these skills.

Friendship building—new friendships will blossom as children dive deep into areas that interest them with other like-minded children. The friendly nature and supportive social environment of summer camp, such as team-building and working in groups, encourages children to create positive communication among each other.

Mental stimulation and physical activity—children will be challenged to try new things, get creative, and also spend lots of time outdoors being physically active and understanding the value of a healthy lifestyle. They will explore their physical strength and abilities.

Reinforces independence—time away from mom and dad allows children the chance to discover more about themselves and lean on their peers for support. Life at camp offers children the much-needed free time to play, enjoy, and relax, making lots of happy memories along the way.

Builds resilience—new friendships, confidence, independence, and a sense of belonging helps children to feel stronger and more resilient. Summer camp allows children to explore new things, go beyond their comfort zones, overcome challenges, and take a break from technology.

Instills appreciation and gratitude—time away from home helps children to appreciate their parents and the benefits of home while being grateful for their experiences. 

Provides hours of fun and entertainment—children will thrive with lots of activities, games, and opportunities at their disposal. Summer camp will enrich their self-confidence, determination, problem-solving skills, and decision-making process, all while bringing out their true potential, creativity, and leadership qualities.

Please visit our Summer Camp page for additional information.