The benefits of children attending a summer camp

Aug 2023

As the summer holidays approach, you may be considering sending your children off to a summer camp. Read on to find out some of the great reasons why summer camps should be part of your summer plans:

Physical activity
Much of a child's time at school is spent sat behind a desk so spending the day running around, swimming, hiking or playing sports gives children a great chance to move.

Building confidence
Children will grow in confidence and develop their self-esteem as they tackle new activities and learn skills they hadn't had the opportunity to develop before.

Step away from technology
As fantastic as it is to live in a world filled with TVs, the internet and other gadgets, it is always great to encourage children to get outside for a good old-fashioned kick about and a run around!

Develop independence
Sometimes giving children the freedom to make decisions and plan their own time can be a fantastic way for them to gain independence.

Learn social skills
Engaging with children from different schools, different areas and different backgrounds is a great way to build social skills and to make new friends. Often the games and activities at camps reinforce the importance of being able to work as part of a team and will encourage children to form bonds and take on different roles.

Develop talents
Some camps will give children the opportunity to take part in activities they have never encountered before. Learning archery, painting or lacrosse may help children discover talents and interests they didn't know they had.

Why not have a look at what is on in your area and see if there are any summer activities your child likes the look of? You may be surprised at the diverse range of activities on offer.