Camp is such a great opportunity for kids to grow in so many different ways- below we have included articles from various resources that we feel articulate the benefits of a camping experience for children and youth. We love camp!
Camp provides children with a community of caring adults who nurture experiential education that results in self-respect and appreciation for human value. All of the outcomes — self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, leadership, and self-respect — build personal competencies. These personal competencies are reflected in the four "C's" of the camp community: compassion, contribution, commitment, and character! -ACA
At camp, each child is placed in a group with a number of children who they may have never met. Staff is trained to play ice breaker games and have conversations that create comfort right from the start. -MymetroParents
Campers at these camps [Christian summer camps] are immersed in a faith-forming environment in which the songs, games, and activities become part of a theological playground. They do not just study God or take in information about God, as they might be asked to do in confirmation class or listening to a sermon in church. Instead, they experience a life that is caught up with and dependent on God’s ongoing activity in the world. -Build Faith
3 reasons to send your kid to summer camp
- Your children will stay both physically and socially active during summer camp.
- Learning to have fun without technology. Your kids will have to put down the iPads and smart phones, and have fun without technology.
- Learn independence. -Summercamps.com