Summer camp; it’s a time honored tradition that millions of kids have enjoyed over the years. If you ever attended one yourself you may already be aware of how much fun they can be. If you didn’t you might not know how even day camps can benefit the minds and bodies of developing children.
Kids don’t have to go away from home for weeks to reap the benefits that summer camps have to offer either, day camps offer all of the learning and fun that sleepover camps do without the homesickness and parental angst. They are also a great childcare alternative for parents who can’t change their work schedules just because school’s on break.
While we know that summer is still a ways off many day camps, including those we offer, are taking registrations now, so it really is a good time to take a look at the benefits any child can gain from attending one.
They’ll Remain Physically and Mentally Active
The long summer break can have a less than positive impact on kids of all ages in two big ways; mentally and physically.
With no scheduled classes to attend studies have shown that it’s all too easy for children to begin to fall behind academically because they simply are not being challenged to use their brain. In addition, weight gain is common as there’s no formal gym class to attend and the snack cupboard is often a little too close at hand. Regular attendance at a day camp can help overcome both of these problems, by offering daily activities that keep kids both moving and thinking.
They’ll Build up Their Social Skills
Almost all day camps offer kids the chance to meet and interact with children from other schools and other neighborhoods, making new friends along the way and expanding both their social circle and their social skills.
They’ll have a Structured Schedule
Get up late, play some video games, spend time on the Internet, occasionally hang out with friends, stay up late and eat at odd times of the day; a schedule like this can be common for kids in the summer, making it hard for them to get back into their ‘normal’ routine when back to school time looms.
Even if they don’t attend day camp all summer break long, sticking to a structured summertime schedule helps ease that September back to school transition for kids of all ages.
They’ll get a Self Confidence Boost That’s Invaluable
No matter what they do at camp, whether it’s crafting, participating in sports, learning a new educational skill or a combination of it all a child will come home from day camp every day having experienced something new, with new friends, gaining new knowledge and new skills. Which all adds up to a lasting confidence boost that will help them handle all the new challenges of the upcoming school year.
In 2017 Integrity is offering both Spring and Summer Day Camps. To learn more and register please click here.
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