One of the proverbial shining stars of extra-curricular education and adventure is that of camp, where children can learn, grow and form lifelong friendships with other children that, ordinarily, they would never meet.
Whether you are thinking of sending your child to camp in this country, or else on an international vacation, continue reading to learn of the top four reasons to send your child to camp and why this is something you should seriously start to consider.
1. Your Child Will Learn To Be More Independent
In this modern world, personality attributes such as confidence and independence are no longer considered a bonus but are both becoming more and more necessary.
Sending your child to camp, either to the plethora of summer camps across the length and breadth of the United States, or else, for an even more incredible learning opportunity, to a camp at a reputable, renowned and prestigious international boarding school, will teach your cherished child how to better and more effectively think for themselves and substantially increase their levels of personal confidence.
2. Your Child Will Make Different Friends
At a summer camp, you child will meet a host of different children from a wide plethora of different educational and cultural backgrounds and will therefore enrich their perspective on life as well as develop their social and interpersonal skills
It is widely known that (especially if you send your child to the same summer camp for a few years running) the bonds, connections and friendships children make tend to last for a number of years and in a great many cases, over an entire lifetime.
3. Your Child Will Discover New Interests & Passions
As both educational and more physical and sport-related camps focus on exposing children to new adventures and activities, your child will have the chance to experience a much wider range of different activities and hobbies that they would not ordinarily get the chance to do.
You never know, just one art class at a summer camp and your child could come back home dedicated to a life as a painter; if not, you are guaranteed to have a new picture to stick on the front of your fridge.
4. Your Child Will Learn To Love Physical Activity
As children nowadays all seem to prefer to stay in their bedroom on the weekend with the curtains shut and their favorite game playing on their video console, another fantastic benefit of choosing to send your child to camp is that they will be encouraged to spend a great deal of time playing outdoors with their new friends.
Not only will they be participating in group sporting activities, but they will be camping outside under the stars, toasting marshmallows around the campfire, creating and performing songs and embarking on guided walks through the forest. In more educational camps, your children will learn how to play a myriad of different sports and be encouraged to participate in extra-curricular sporting competitions too.