Summer camp is a special community where young people come together to have fun. Within the summer camp setting, young people develop a sense of independence as they try new adventures away from home. Summer camps provide a safe environment where young people gain self-confidence as they learn new skills. Camps are also places where young people develop a plethora of social skills such as; communication skills, conflict resolution skills, positive peer relationship development skills, etc.
10 Reasons Why Camp is Important
- Positive Identity
- Helps to Make Kids Resilient
- Social Skills (Friendship Skills)
- Social Skills (Social Comfort)
- Social Skills (Peer Relationships)
- Adventure and Exploration
- Environmental Awareness
- Positive Values and Decision-Making
Summer camp benefits young people in the following ways:
- Children develop more social skills that help them make new friends.
- Children grow more independent and show more leadership qualities.
- Children become more adventurous and willing to try new things.
- Camps seem to be particularly good (on average) at helping children make friends and explore adventurous activities.
- Camp has long been viewed as an ideal environment for learning and self-exploration.
- Young people who take positive risk are less likely to take negative ones.
- Camp is an excellent environment to learn and practice positive risk taking.
According the American Camp Association:
Please visit our camp Registration Policies or contact our Camp Director, David at (919) 443-5866 for more information.
Application Now Open for Spring Break & Summer 2016
Early Bird Discount*
Apply before November 30th and receive $100 discount.*