For children, summer means unlimited free time to play, explore, and make memories to last a lifetime without being bogged down with homework assignments. But for parents, finding activities to fill a child’s summer months can be a daunting task. Trying to find a babysitter, planning visits with the grandparents, and scheduling vacations can be a bit time consuming. Enrolling your child into a summer camp program is one of the best ways to solve your summer break dilemma.
Summer camp can be an activity-filled, educational way for your child to spend their summer. From getting to interact with other campers to developing new skills. Enrolling your child into a summer camp program can nudge them out of their comfort zone and create an unforgettable summer experience. Here are a few reasons why summer camps are beneficial to your child’s growth.
Boosts Self Esteem
Outside of the competitive nature of school life, your child will have opportunities to uncover their full potential at summer camp. Summer camp provides the perfect setting for children to practice their decision-making skills in a positive and nurturing environment. While receiving praise for their accomplishments and efforts, they’ll also feel more confident as they delve into new activities.
Make New Friends
Summer camp offers a safe environment for children to find other children who share common interests. Making friends is an important aspect of a summer camp experience, and with the support of their camp counselors, children are able to practice their friend-making skills while participating in activities they enjoy.
Try New Things
Summer camp pushes children out of their comfort zone by exposing them to new activities and experiences that they may have never been able to participate in outside of a camp setting. Children can explore new hobbies and find activities they truly enjoy, also while building valuable life skills alongside their new friends.
Unplug From Technology
Is your child typically glued to their TV, phone, tablet, game console, or computer? Enrolling your child into a summer camp program can help them disconnect from technology and get them engaged with the real world by focusing more on their creative side, engaging with other children, and spending time immersed in nature.
Gain Lifelong Skills
Attending summer camp gives children an opportunity to gain practical, real-world skills. With the guidance from their camp counselors, children will uncover and develop skills they can use for the rest of their lives. They’ll learn how to respond to social cues, how to respect others, and how to resolve conflict when it arises.
Consider Oak Crest Day Camp
Oak Crest Day Camp offers exciting, educational summer camp programs for children ages 3-15. Each of our programs is designed to meet the physical and developmental needs for each specific age group, and are led by our carefully screened camp staff.