Benefits of Camp

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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
  • Independence
  • Leadership
  • 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
  • Spirituality

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:

“Camp provides children with a community of caring adults, who nurture experiential education that results in self-respect and appreciation for human value. All of the outcomes — self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, leadership, and self-respect — build personal competencies. These personal competencies are reflected in the four “C’s” of the camp community: compassion, contribution, commitment, and character! For years, campers’ parents have reported that when their children return home from camp they are more caring, understand the importance of giving, are more equipped to stand up for what they know is right, and are willing to be more responsible. These are the qualities that will help build a successful nation and a civil society.”1


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Apply before November 30th and receive $100 discount.*


*Early bird cannot be combined with Pre-registration discount and is not eligible for Winter Trips.

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1. American Camp Association
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