10 Reasons Why Kids Should Go to Camp!

Summer camps are fun. But they are also important. Here are 10 reasons why every child should go to camp...

1. Exposure to Diversity

Kids learn that the world is a big place with lots of people, who might do things differently than they're used to. That includes other kids from all over the country and beyond!

2. Self-Esteem Boost

When kids are at camp, they don't have mom and dad there to help them. They have to put themselves out there. Learning how to canoe or developing archery skills also makes a child realize how capable he or she is to learn and grow.

3. Attune to Nature

Camp gets kids outdoors and enjoying nature. In today’s world, it's a need for kids that probably doesn't get met. Camp has become important in filling gaps in modern kids' lives.

4. Develops Independence

Camp is a great way to encourage self-development and independence. Kids that are a little too attached to mom and dad can learn how to trust themselves to make decisions and take care of themselves.

5. Instills Leadership Skills

Camps allow kids to make choices and choose their Summer projects. Camps are natural leadership training places.  

6. Gives Wonderful Memories

Camp builds good memories for the future. It's a time of new discoveries that will stay with children long into adulthood.

7. Helps Make Friends

Kids can become lifelong friends with people that don't necessarily live right next door to them. Navigating and building these friendships over the Summer can teach children how to be more socially confident; something they can take back to school with them in the Fall.

8. Gets Them Active

Camp helps kids learn how to be kids again. In this technology-filled world, camps cut back on distractions. Kids can get up and get moving!

9. Develop Interests

Camps are a nurturing environment for a child to explore activities and programs that could turn into lifelong passions. There are so many fun activities for kids to discover.

10. Keeps Kids Busy Over the Summer

Parents have to work so camp becomes a very practical option for most. When school lets out, kids have to go somewhere to spend their time. But camp isn't just a 'parking spot' for kids. It also offers fun, excitement, and lessons that last!

Looking for a Summer Camp for your child? CLICK HERE to check out our 2014 Summer Camp Guide or you can also CLICK HERE to visit our CAMP DIRECTORY.

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