It’s time for summer; for most of us, it’s a time of great joy and relaxation. However, it can be hard for some of us to feel happy about this season because of how it feels to be a parent. We have questions about how to manage childcare, get our kids involved in educational activities, and why our electricity and grocery bills are suddenly so high.
One of the most important answers to these questions is summer camp. Not only is it fun, but it has various benefits for children. Here are a few reasons summer camp is a great choice for kids.
During summer camp, children can meet new people and form new friendships. Unfortunately, during summer break, kids tend to find it hard to maintain or form new relationships with them. Most kids also mainly interact with adults outside of school.
Besides being able to meet new people, summer camp also provides children with the opportunity to develop their social skills and develop their decision-making skills. This is very important as it allows them to build strong peer relationships.
Studies have shown that socialization can help children grow and develop faster than eating or reading. A summer camp is an ideal way to promote this in your kids.
Eliminates screen time
Nowadays, sedentary-related illnesses are on the rise, starting in childhood. In the U.S., physical inactivity is the leading cause of disability and disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that being sedentary is a leading cause of death. It can also increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and colon cancer. Most of these conditions are preventable.
While getting your kids to stay active during the summer is usually difficult, summer camp is a great solution. Many of these programs are located in the great outdoors, providing various physical activities that will keep the kids entertained. Children can broaden their perspectives by interacting with new kids and exploring the outdoors during summer camp.
Personal growth and development
Most summer camps are designed to provide a variety of educational and recreational activities that will keep the kids entertained. Some of these include sports camps, cooking camps, art camps, and science camps. If you’re looking for a fun and unique summer activity for your kids, various options are available.
You’re sure your child will have a great time and be challenged and educated. While having fun, they’re also developing their capacities for problem-solving, self-awareness, and learning. According to a study, over 70% of parents said their children gained confidence after attending summer camp.
One of the most important factors you can consider regarding your child’s development is having a strong sense of self. During summer camp, your child will be able to develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
Positive role models
One of the most beneficial aspects of summer camp is that it allows children to interact with adult role models. Most of the time, the counselors are young adults working or volunteering over their summer break from college. These individuals are known for being very energetic and relatable to the kids.
This can be a huge asset to your children’s lives, as it allows them to see what their lives could be like quickly. If the counselors are honest and have good character, your child will likely follow in their footsteps. It also fosters a sense of community among the campers. The presence of positive adult role models can help children develop the skills and confidence they will need to succeed in school and life. Having a healthy relationship with adults can also help a child or youth grow into a successful individual.
Dr. Edward S. Thalheimer is the President and Founder of The Tutoring Center® Franchise Corp. For our part, we here at The Tutoring Center® are continuing to provide one-to-one instruction combined with The Rotational Approach to Learning® to prevent children from slipping through the cracks academically. Our programs help children achieve long-term success, build concentration and focus, and, with our outstanding instructors, find the love of learning. Don’t let your child fall behind this school year. If you’re interested in learning more, or you are interested in opening The Tutoring Center® in your community and joining a team of more than 120 franchise locations nationwide, please visit our website at TutoringCenter.com