The Many Benefits of Summer Camp
Every parent wants to find the best way for their children to spend their free time during summer and school breaks. There’s a single destination where kids can get outside, have fun and learn lifelong skills. It’s called CAMP.
Camps have many benefits, from learning life lessons outside the classroom and free play with peers to appreciating nature and building confidence and leadership skills. In 2010, the University of Waterloo’s Healthy Communities Research Network spearheaded the Canadian Summer Camp Research Project, a Canada-wide study on the effects of camp on kids. The results were that camp provides a safe place for children to learn freely, grow and develop their capabilities. Summer camp fosters emotional intelligence (EQ), self-confidence, independence, healthy living habits, environmental awareness, leadership and other skills that will benefit children for the rest of their lives. Not to mention, great memories and friendships!