Welcome to my Summer Camp Series! I will posting all about Summer Camp for the next TWELVE DAYS! You won’t want to miss this series.
So if you are wondering if you should look at summer camp programs for your children this summer this series will give you a lot of information. My children usually attend at least one summer camp of various kinds in our area, and they have a blast.
I am also giving away a free summer camp packing guide below!
You likely know the main benefits of summer camp for kids, such as how it helps them make friends and enjoy physical fitness, but there are also ways it can help them for the future. Here are some ways that camp helps your kids prepare for the next stages in their life.
How Summer Camp Prepares Kids For the Teen and Adult Years
They Learn Important Leadership Skills
- It is difficult for children to learn how to be leaders in school, since each child is meant to have the same role. However, at summer camp, children are often taught to be leaders and use teamwork skills. They might be put into smaller groups where they need to solve a problem or go on a scavenger hunt in the woods to look for certain items. Your children can learn some amazing leadership skills just by spending a few weeks at camp every summer.
Children Find Out What Their Strengths Are
- Children will also discover what their strengths and talents are! If you have a child that isn’t quite sure what she wants to do when she grows up, but she goes to camp, she might learn that she is amazing at woodworking or she is passionate about nature. Your son might learn that he is much better at archery or rock climbing than he ever expected. These strengths will follow them through their teen and adult years, leading them in the right direction, whether it is for their hobbies or future careers.
They Can Develop Better Social Skills
- Social skills are very important for teens and adults to learn early on. This is not always something people are born with, but instead learn through regular interactions with others. If your child is a little introverted, they might not enjoy socializing with kids their age. At camp, it is nearly impossible to remain silent and not make friends. Through the close friends they meet at camp, they learn how to be more social and participate in regular conversations, which definitely will help them in the long run.
It Looks Great On a Resume
- Summer camp is also an excellent thing to put on a resume. Your child might find that when they are a teenager, they can get a job easily because they went to summer camp for a few years in a row. Many people hiring teens or young adults know the important skills learned at camp, and realize your child has benefited from it. These extra-curricular activities are important not just for getting a job, but for getting into a good college as well.