Every parent looks forward to offering the best opportunities for their children. Carving out an atmosphere which encourages good health, ability to get along with others, thinking and problem-solving skills, a good self-concept.
Indeed, kids require resiliency skills: self-esteem, life skills, self-reliance, and pro-social behaviors, which comes in a package with a summer camp only. The very concept of summer camp proffers a nurturing environment to little munchkins which is far away from the distractions and, help them grow lifelong skills.
If your child has never been to a camp, then you must be wondering how to initiate the process of deciding if your child is ready for camp?
Yes a very logical question, but in order to answer your concerns, we have assembled some of the benefits for you to embark on the journey of choosing the summer camp experience that is best for your child.
Let’s find out together…
Why Is Camp So Important?
Hmmm, a very valid question?
As we know that each camp is different, and the number of activities also would be different.
Eventually, a summer camp is nothing but a special type of community where kids come forward to have fun and learn new things, although the camp setting allows children develop a sense of independence as they try new adventures away from the comfort of their home.
The ambiance created by summer camp offers a safe environment where children develop a huge variety of social skills, for instance, communication, conflict resolution ability, and team building spirit.
Being resilient stands for “getting up and pushing forward after an inevitable setback” and it goes without saying but resiliency is an essential life skill. A summer camp gives an opportunity for children to face many challenges and to practice overcoming challenges.
Here kids learn that after losing a regular football match, it does not harm their goal, but they learn to get up and play again, without being harmed by the ill effects of defeat, rather they will feel stronger and more resilient than they did before.
Teaches Lifelong Skills
We all know that there are multiple numbers of group activities, which take place within a camp, and it's not just the sports, but public speaking, problem-solving, scientific experience, adventure activity are some of the aspects which are practiced.
This gives ample of options to children to inculcate leadership skills, develop stronger communication skills and cohesive decision-making skills since the ambiance allows them to face challenges and overcome obstacles while trying new and exciting activities.
In other words, the real-time challenges are help kids to nurture in the setting of a summer camp.
Teaches Kids to Respect Differences
Camp gives a platform where children from different cultures, different teachings, and different environments, hence kids in a summer camp, learn to work with other children to accomplish common goals.
This would broaden their vision to respect, understand and value different viewpoints and opinions and help them to curb the ill feeling of respecting their own belief only. Also, they learn to accomplish a goal with others, or to live and play in harmony, they must respect and work with differences.
It goes without saying the sense of respect and considering others for their work, can be well-taught in a summer camp creates, wherein children get appreciated for including others and behaving respectfully.
When you send your child to a camp, then he/she gets to experience time away from a parent and this independent time is important in helping children develop a sense of identity.
In this outside environment, they are away from the comfort of their home, which encouraged the self-reliance as they explore their interests and discover their strengths and weaknesses.
To be précised, kids learn how to trust their inner voice for making decisions rather than depending on a parent or teacher to tell them what to do.
It goes without saying, but an independent child comes along with a huge sense of handling the responsibility, and be a healthy decision maker and nurture not just his on identity, but also the people who are associated with him.
The worth of teamwork is irreplaceable by any other aspect, and sooner your kids learn to instill the team building in their day to day life, it will help them to build a better personality with effective skills.
A camp lets children learn to work together, whether it is a drama play, role-play, scientific experiment or even a dance number, in every situation teamwork matters, as it helps develop communication skills, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills.
The understanding of teamwork from an early age lets the child realize that how working with others is the most efficient way to get things done. This helps them to value teamwork as a solution, and they can handle tasks on their own.
To conclude, a summer camp has the power to teach the value of effort and help kids in believing themselves and overcome challenges with determination, patience and a drive to succeed.
Agree you might find it hard to get it achieved under one hood, but PVTG- Pure Vibes Travel Guide is all set to give incredible exposure to kids, by taking a successful leap towards the CSR initiative, with Summer Camp.
PVTG has associated with the Viento Fresco, one of the most popular non-profit children’s centers in Medellín, serving approximately 200 children and their families daily from Monday through Friday. With this initiative PVTG aims to teach new hobbies and positive outlets to cope with life struggles, this will help the kids to build a strong support system.
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