Summer camp is a safe, supportive, and positive place for children and youth to build their self-esteem, confidence, and skills all while having fun in an intimidation-free environment. Getting to that point, though, can be a challenge for even the most seasoned summer camp parents.
Summer camp offers all kinds of fun and character-building experiences for kids of any age. Whether you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment or weeks of intentional skill-building for your child, you can find it at camp.
When it comes to stringing together wonderful experiences for your children this summer, imagine the beads that would go on a charm bracelet for each of your kids. Which beads best represent your child’s interests: A soccer ball, a book, and a pair of hiking boots? Or perhaps a fairy wand, ballet slippers, and a teacup? No matter what the collection of interests, gather up some regional guides, hop online and conduct searches, and ask friends what they have planned for their kids. You are going on a summer activity hunt.
As millions of children across the country head off to day and overnight camps this summer, they’ll return home with more than just a cute camp T-shirt. The summer camp experience can give kids an advantage in school and in life. Here’s how camp benefits kids.
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