3 Reasons to Send Your Kids to Summer Camp

Young girl in canoe paddling on a scenic lake

Young girl in canoe paddling on a scenic lake

While children are excited for a three-month break from school, summer break can cause panic and anxiety in parents. What will we do to keep our children busy? Kids will want to sleep in, play with friends and visit the local swimming pools and amusement parks. However, as parents we want our children’s minds enriched, and we would love for them to learn a new sport, skill or just keep their minds busy. For this reason, summer camp is great option for both parents and children.

Summer camps can keep your child busy, keep them out of your hair 🙂 and your children learn new skills and meet new friends. Here are three great reasons to send your kids to summer camp.

  1. Your children will stay both physically and socially active during summer camp. There are so many activities to participate in and things for them to do. Camp ensures that your children will be a part of a group and make new friends instead of whining about being bored or getting into trouble at home.
  2. Learning to have fun without technology. Your kids will have to put down the iPads and smart phones, and have fun without technology. Whether it is a park or a campground, pool or lake, children will see how much fun taking a break from the screen can really be. (more like the summer’s you remember, hm?)
  3. Learn independence. Kids in summer camp will learn to listen to new adults, their counselors, make new friends and enter into an unfamiliar environment. This is a skill every child should learn, making them more socially and emotionally confident.

SummerCamps.com has been helping parents find camps for their kids since 1996, whether you’re looking for an overnight camp, or a day camp, we’ve got a comprehensive directory to choose from and your kids will be set for next summer!