On the surface you may see Summer Camp as a fun place to go or send your kids to. A place for campfires and silly songs. But beneath the surface there are so many things that kids learn while attending summer camp. Camp teaches children to try new things. Many kids who attend camp will never have climbed a rock wall before, shot an arrow or sung at the top of their lungs to drown out the competition. Its a privilege to watch campers come out of their shell over the course of one short week. Since campers get to experience so many different activities in one day they may discover something they are passionate about or something they excel at that they hadn’t tried before. Camp fosters leadership and personal growth. Removed from their typical social group and usual authorities like parents and teachers, kids may be put in leadership roles they aren’t typically. Whether they are shy and reserved or outgoing and energetic, camp offers a unique and safe opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and try out a new role they may not have tried before.
Camp counsellors are valuable role models in your child’s life. Having an older authority who invests into a child’s life and encourages them builds self-confidence and awareness. Everyone remembers their first summer camp counsellor and the role they play is key in character development. Many parents report that after their child returns home from camp they are kinder, more caring, respectful, and have a greater awareness of the importance of giving and more readily take responsibility. The American Camp Association conducted a study to determine the outcomes of camp as perceived by both parents and campers, below is a list of the benefits of camp their research found.
Social Skills Development
Self-Respect and Character Building
Community Living/Service Skills
At Camp Seggie we love providing a place where kids can learn and grow. We believe that Camp Seggie is the best experience you can give your kids.