Kids summer camps have surely been a tradition in America for more than one hundred years. There can be various things which changed about the children’s summer camps from the origins, the main objective is still the same. This would give the children that safe environment for them to experience some adventure as well as build friendships and also have personal growth.
With more than 12,000 camps in the US, such personal experiences for the campers will differ from location to location. Despite the many activities that every camp provides, the research actually shows the kids attending summer camps are able to experience great improvements in their confidence, their self-esteem as well as their social skills. In addition, the campers would tend to leave their summer experience with such greater sense of willingness and independence to try a lot of things.
As the children become adults, they then become responsible in decision-making and also in selecting the path that they should go. A lot of teachers and parents have surely reported growth in the maturity of their children and also their independence after they have joined the summer camp. From this camp, children learn how they can be more self-sufficient by completing the many chores assigned to them and through accomplishing a lot of challenging tasks in such supportive environment of counselors and fellow campers. Such improved sense of self-responsibility allow the children to complete the tasks or solve those problems without guidance.
There are those kids who are struggling to earn acceptance from their classmates in school. The aggression as well as the negative treatment from their peers in school can have such devastating effect on the child’s development of confidence and self-esteem. Also, a research suggests that standing of peers is just the same with the parents when it comes to such ability of influencing the mental well-being of youngsters.
The children who aren’t able to build such meaningful relationships with their peers in school could flourish socially in that summer camp. By giving them an environment that doesn’t allow those behaviors which would negatively affect the self-image of one person, then those campers are able to get the confidence needed for them to develop relationships with the individuals of the same age group.
There are so many overnight camps which are situated among the beautiful natural landscapes. By the environmental beauty of these camps in many areas, there are those adventures that can let the young people have new skills and allow them to experience the outdoors which they have not done before.