Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp

| July 16, 2019 | 9 Comments

Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp

Summer camp is a positive experience for both children and parents. Although you may not admit it to yourself nor to anyone else, there’s the most obvious benefits for sending your child to summer camp: weeks of relaxation, a quiet house, chances to shop and wander, as well as provide quality time with your spouse!

However, as a responsible and caring parent, you certainly want the camp experience to be an enjoyable and constructive experience for your child. Some of the other benefits of sending your child away for the summer are worth noting.

Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp
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Away from the classroom

Kids are happy when they’ve completed the school year and can get away from tight schedules, tests, reports, and all the other heavy pressures of formal education. When at camp, they benefit from the athletics and other pure enjoyment activities that don’t require anything more than just having fun. 

Meet new kids

During the school year, your child has certain relationships with classmates. Some are positive and some may be negative and bothersome. Summer camp allows your child to experience other friendships and daily contacts, including children from other neighbourhoods and different backgrounds.

Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp
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Lots of sports, nature, and other new experiences

Away from the classroom and other school schedules, summer camp gives your child opportunities to explore summertime nature hikes, new types of sports, and constructive hobbies. What parents aren’t proud when their child brings home a hand-painted birdhouse or hand-molded ceramic pots?

Separation can be positive

Being away from each other gives both parents and children many exciting experiences in independence. At camp, the child may enjoy relief from the over-protection and strict rules of the home. There will be a sense of maturity by being required to make independent decisions without parental supervision. Meanwhile, the parents can relax and pursue their own very welcome period of independence.

Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp
Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp

Take time for yourself

The parents of children at camp will find many benefits from the temporary separation, and be able to do positive things together and individually. They can find many ways to enjoy the relief from the daily responsibilities of childcare, child pick up and delivery, parent-teacher meetings, and other school-related duties.

There are many benefits of sending your child to summer camp. The best aspect of it is that both you and your child will enjoy your time apart, and then appreciate each other even more when you gather together again at the end of summer.

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  1. Shirley P says:

    I remember going to summer camp it was a lot of fun There was always things to do

  2. micheline says:

    My son love summer camp, almost every year he went to Circle Square Ranch in Arden and he also went on a week long kayaking trip with the Ottawa Y. He has learn a lot from going to camp and enjoy his time there as well.

  3. I loved going to summer camp as a kid. We looked at doing some camps this summer, but the cost of sending 3 kids to camp was not affordable on one income. Even day camps in our area are quite expensive. So, it’s camp Mom this summer.

  4. Carole D says:

    Summer camp is so much fun and great learning experience!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Two of my grandchildren have just returned from summer camp. I was amazed at all the camp offered, it certainly was a lot of fun for them and the camp even sent photos of the activities daily to the parents – that certainly gives parents peace of mind too.

  6. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I went to away camp twice when I was a kid and it did wonders for me and I loved it

  7. Calvin says:

    Great, took countless summer camps as a child. I really enjoyed experiencing cool adventures.. the out trips are always nice too.

  8. JoKing says:

    I loved going away to camp as a child. I started to look forward to it every year after the first time.

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