Summer camps are a great way of teaching your kids what they find interesting. Many parents are doubtful about the thought of sending their children to summer camps. Because they might think that is it the right fit for their child’s personality? Or maybe because they are afraid to send their child away from them for a longer time.
Besides, all the fears, you must know that summer camp is beneficial for your child since it develops his social, emotional and cognitive skills. Although every child is unique, yet they can learn a lot together and discover their interests—best of all, they will create memories of the camp that can last a lifetime.
I will now like to share some benefits that why you should send your child to summer camp and how he/she can gain from it?
1) Develops lifelong skills-
By participating in different activities like volleyball, basketball, arts and crafts and experiencing nature by exotic animal visits and volunteering, diving into the daily chores will help your child to build some lifelong skills. They can learn discipline and solve their problems or can develop decision-making skills by tackling the issues on their own by taking part in activities like ziplining, laser tag, swimming and a lot more.
Apart from learning cognitive skills, they become familiar with social skills too. Coming close with one another can improve their teamwork and communication skills that can boost their confidence.
2) Makes your child independent and confident-
When a child is attending a summer camp, he experiences a time away from his parents. He can explore his boundaries and become self-reliant. Instead of depending on his parents, he learns to trust his inner abilities and discover his strengths and weaknesses. In short, independent time helps children in developing a sense of identity that makes them strong and confident in different spheres of life.
3) Teaches teamwork-
Summer camp can inculcate in your child the spirit of teamwork—no matter what’s your child’s interest- sports, arts n crafts, adventurous activities etc. Summer camp will engage your child in activities that require teamwork. Teamwork can teach your child patience, understanding other person’s perspective, respecting each other’s views, emotional intelligence, communication and leadership qualities that are essential for development.
Children will learn to work together- be it a play or a science experiment. Later they will grow up with an eagerness to be active members of their community.
4) Establish a connection with nature-
The millennials are engaged more with the technology; therefore, summer camps are a great escape from the world of gadgets into the world full of nature. Nature stimulates senses such as the taste, hear, touch, smell etc. Sensory development is necessary for a child to make his life more productive and fuller.
When a child stays indoors, lying in the same position, focusing on screens, he tends to become irritated and dull. This can hamper the growth of his mind. Therefore, experiencing the outer world can be rewarding.