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The Benefits of Camp

by on April 9,2013 in Parents, Summer Camp with No Comments

The Benefits of Camp

For most kids, camp is a one-of-a-kind experience.  It offers a unique place for them to grow physically and emotionally while being exposed to all kinds of new opportunities, activities, and environments.  Are you thinking about sending your kids to Camp Wyoming this summer?  Consider these benefits that camp offers your child:

  • You want good things for your child.  You want to see them reach their highest potential and be successful.  At camp, your child will develop social skills like communication and participation with others, as well as leadership and ownership of projects and activities.  They will be interacting not only with other children their age but also with a staff of adults who will care for them and cheer for them just as you would.  This kind of a community fosters self-respect and character building, where they will learn responsibility and resourcefulness as they begin to adjust and succeed away from the comforts and familiarity of home.

  • At camp, your child will experience things that they have never tried before and that may be unfamiliar or even a little scary.  In the safety of the camp environment, they will be able to expand their skills and their horizons as they perhaps spend their first night away from home and away from you, paddle a kayak, or reach the top of the climbing tower.  Each experience will boost their sense of self-worth and self-sufficiency.

  • At school and at home, kids don’t always get the physical outlet that the camp environment offers.  Here at camp, their days are filled with activity in a natural setting that allows them to explore the world around them in a way they may not have ever seen before.  The camp setting also fosters creativity and new ways of expressing themselves in a unique, intergenerational community of peers and supportive adults.

These are just three of many reasons to consider sending your child to camp this summer.  Whether this will be their first time away from home or their sixth summer away, know that the benefits of camp will far outlast the week that they spend here with us at Camp Wyoming.  We want to walk with you and your child as they grow into the healthy, successful person that you want them to be.