Tips on choosing the right camp for your child
When choosing a camp for your child, keep in mind that you are entrusting your most precious gift to basically strangers.
This is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. Here are some tips in choosing a camp:
BENEFITS OF SENDING YOUR CHILD TO CAMP
It seems growing up before the 90’s was a much simpler time. There weren’t pressures that the children have today. Children today are required to know certain things, even before entering Kindergarten. Recess time is slowly being taken away and television, computer, cell phones, iPods and other devices seems to be taking control of us.
What ever happened to:
•Face-to-face socialization skills?
•Playing outside with your friends?
•Exploring new territory?
•Trying a new sport?
•Making up games with your friends?
•Exercising and not even knowing because you’re having too much fun playing capture the flag!
Today, in most households, both parents have to work and the streets aren’t safe for children to play outside, unsupervised. Sending your child to camp gives them a safe place to learn Life Long Skills, they cannot get anywhere else, but camp. Sure camp is fun and we play all day long, but underneath all the fun, campers are learning important skills that will help them throughout life.
•respect of others
•respect of nature
•caring for others
Camp enables children to:
•try new games they otherwise never would not have
•make new friends
•be a part of a team
•socialize with many different personalities
•have role models
•learn about themselves
•enhance communication skills
•develop leadership skills