Camp is more than just fun and games...camp is a life campus
Summer camp! The defining Canadian growing-up experience. So much fun, but more than that … so much learned. Read more
At first glance, camp is a place for kids to learn to swim, sing or speak Spanish. But look closer.
The seven-year-old day campers catching tadpoles by the creek are engaged in a first-hand biology lesson. A troupe of tweens, some too shy to raise a hand in school, bow to applause, having found confidence and their voice in a summer drama production.
The group of 14-year-olds calculating cargo weight and distribution and charting the course for a three-day canoe trip are putting math and physics classes into action. At each day's end, they are reporters describing challenges met in stories and memories that fill personal journals. Teenagers gazing at constellations, shooting stars and dancing Northern Lights contemplate the wow and how of the universe and turn philosophical, considering their place in it.
Look closer still and you'll see children learning through choices made, chores divvied up, friendships forged … learning self-sufficiency, self-confidence and leadership.
You want the best for your kids. If a good education is top of the list, think of school- plus-camp as the winning combination.
Camp Builds Skills for Life
Concrete Skill Development
Soft Skill Development
School, work and life skills
problem solving, self-discipline, perseverance, goal setting and time management and team building
Gaining confidence and self-esteem
Leadership and personal growth
learning to inspire and to work as part of a team, achievements at camp build self-esteem and confidence
Becoming more independent
Igniting future career interests
an actor, an astronaut, an athlete, an astronomer