Presbytery of Florida
Presbytery of Florida

Top 5 Benefits of Summer Camp

Do you think camp is still 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 active at camp. 
As childhood obesity rates continue to climb, it is very important for children to remain active. When your child is 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 his or her self-confidence.
When your child is at camp they are a part of a community that cares & supports them. They are given opportunities to succeed which helps them develop their self-confidence. There are non-competitive activities they participate in along with a variety of other experiences that help them increase their self-esteem and confidence every day.
3. Your child will learn social skills.
Through the community of summer camp your child will practice many social skills. They will share cabin space with other children, as well as chores, and quality time. They must agree to respect each other. Throughout their time at camp they will learn how to resolve disagreements, cooperate with others, listen to others, and witness the value of honest communication.
2. Your child will not be plugged into technology.
How long does your child go without playing or working with technology? Do you ever think they need a break from it all? Summer camp offers a place where your child can come, be unplugged, and experience real people, real emotions, real activities, and face to face communication. Your child will learn that there is a lot to do outside of technology.

1. Your child will learn & experience faith.
During their week of camp your child will 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 cabins and nightly worship led by chaplains from local churches. Your child will experience conversations about what it means to be Christian, participate in worship, and have opportunities to put their faith into action each day.
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