Summer campers often report having a blast at their annual summer programs. But if you haven’t been to a summer camp before, you might not fully appreciate all the benefits of this type of experience. Here are four reasons why summer camp is great for kids.
- They learn social skills. Summer camp tends to be more casual that the formal academic year experience, so campers have a chance to socialize more and engage with their peers. By making new friends and bonding over shared experiences, summer camp allows students to learn how to communicate with others.
- They gain confidence. When kids learn new things, meet new people, and spend time away from home, they tend to become more confident in themselves and their abilities.
- They unplug from technology. Summer camp typically has structured schedules that keep campers active throughout the day. There’s always down time, but students will get a break from their phones and tablets by engaging in classroom studies, arts and crafts projects, or outdoor activities.
- They make new friends. Summer camp is a great way to meet new people, and find new friends. And thanks to modern technology, staying in touch with summer camps friends is easier than ever.
Thinking about sending your child to summer camp? There are a range of great options out there, and we hope you’ll take some time to explore which camp will benefit your child the most.