When the school year ends and summer vacation arrives, and you’re still at work all day, you may be wondering, “should my child go to summer camp?” Here are three reasons why summer camp may be exactly what you need this summer.
1. Summer camps are structured and supervised.
Instead of leaving their children home alone during the day while they’re at work, many parents opt for summer camp. These camps are typically supervised by adults and have structured schedules throughout the day. The lengths of camps can range from a single day or a single week, to a full month or even longer, with both day and boarding options. With more than 7,000 camps in the US alone, you can find a camp that best meets your needs.
2. Children can learn new things.
Summer programs may be specialized in one area, like sports, arts, or academics. Or, parents can opt for a more general summer camp that offers a wide range of summer activities for kids. If your child needs some extra attention before moving on to the next grade, a summer school camp experience may be exactly what they need. Does your child want to play soccer in the fall? If they go to summer camp focused on soccer, they may get a leg up on the competition. The opportunities are endless.
3. Summer camp for kids lets them make new friends.
If you’ve recently moved to a new area, summer camp in town can be a great way for your child to get to know his classmates and make new friends. Or, if you opt for a sleepaway camp, your child can meet other campers from around the world. Some programs, like Cheshire Academy’s Sustainable Earth summer camp, welcome campers from several different countries.
At the end of the day, the reasons why your child should go to summer camp are pretty strong. Even if your kids aren’t sure they want to go, we guarantee by the end of the summer they won’t want to leave. Already send your children to camp? Tell us why you send them in the comments below!