by Lisa Van de Ven
It’s every parent’s concern: What’s the best way for your child to
spend his or her free time during summer and school breaks? To some, it’s a time for children to play and have fun. For others, it’s an
opportunity for kids to hone their studies or learn new subjects, from arts to
There’s a single destination that gets kids outside having fun, experts say,
while teaching them lifelong skills. It’s called camp.
The benefits of camp are plenty, from life lessons beyond the
classroom and the value of playtime to appreciating nature and
building confidence and leadership skills. At camp, you can have your
cake, flavoured with a mix of fun and learning, and eat it too.
Nature Deficit Disorder
In the world of iPhone apps, iTunes and Facebook, kids are suffering from a new kind of ailment: nature-deficit disorder. Learn more about how camp alleviates nature deficit disorder.
The Value of Play
A number of experts worry that unstructured play, free time and imagination are all endangered in todays world. Read more about how camp teaches the value of play.
Improved Confidence & Social Skills
In a summer camp environment kids can't help but get socially involved with others and build self esteem through teamwork and cooperation. Read more about how camp builds confidence and social skills.
"Learning" takes on a whole new meaning at camp. Read more about how camp makes education fun.
Camp encourages the deep development of leadership skills including team building, cooperation and more. Read more about how camp benefits young leaders.