Do you think camp is beneficial? Many adults have fond memories of the time they spent at camp when they were growing up. Do you think camp is still beneficial for youth today?
Have you ever asked yourself, "Why camp? Should I send my child to camp?" Here are the Top 5 benefits of summer camp:
5. Your child will be physically and mentally active at camp.
As childhood obesity rates continue to climb, it is very important for children to remain active. When children are at summer camp, they have every chance to be physically active.
There are games to be played, hikes to take, canoes to be paddled, and so much more to discover.
4. Your child will build self-confidence.
Through the community of summer camp, children practice many social skills. They share cabin space, chores, and quality time with other campers. They must agree to respect each other, even when they disagree. Throughout their time at camp, they'll learn how to resolve disagreements, cooperate with others, listen to each other, and witness the value of honest communication.
During their week of camp, children learn about and grow in their faith. Some will be introduced to faith for the first time, and learn about Christian beliefs. There will be Bible Study every day with their cabin mates and nightly worship led by a camp chaplain (from a local church). Campers experience conversations about what it means to be Christian, participate in worship, and have opportunities to put their faith into action each day.