Benefits of an Overnight Camp

by Jeff Lorenz on February 27, 2012

[youtube:g1cWU1bmP90?fs=1;[link:Overnight Summer Camp];] This question wouldn’t even occur to most people who went toOvernight Summer Camp as a child ~ most of them can tell you long cherished stories they still remember in detail. The memories of summer camp are reminders of experiences with a lifetime’s worth of value.

Speaking of value, given our current economy sleep away camp is easily the most affordable summer care choice available. Camp is so much more than childcare. It’s a place and time for kids to gain independence, enhance their skills, make new friends and above all have fun. Few places on earth can provide a child with opportunities for continuous nonstop daily fun the way a well-run summer camp can. All of that pure, safe fun would be reason enough want to be a camper, but summer camp offers much more to a child’s life.

Summer camps are healthy! Exercise is a part of any child’s life of play, and camp is a natural provider of constant, safe, imaginative physical play. This brings opportunities for every camper’s intellect and imagination to get plenty of exercise at the same time.

Kids at coed camps learn how to relate with members of the other gender as friends and equals. Skills of social interaction are creative and independent but stay in keeping with each child’s family teachings. Guided by adult friends and capable role models, counselors, campers get a valuable chance to apply what they have been taught at home in a larger social world.

Campers discover their own capacities and grow into them, setting newer and higher standards for their own behavior themselves. The camp context encourages perseverance, listening skills, teamwork, recognizing similarities and appreciating differences. A pattern of self discovery that that is uniquely nurtured and developed at camp becomes a lifelong habit.

Summer camp is a new chance to rediscover a growing life. Sleep-away camp is an opportunity for each child to come to a new place and try new things and make new friends. Everyone starts as an equal with a chance to just be oneself around others. Summer camp is so much more than the most affordable childcare choice parents can make. Children that are Homeschooled really benefit from the experiences of a Home school Summer Camp

Swift Nature Camp is a non-competetive, traditional overnight summer camp where children ages 6-15 enjoy playing in nature, caring for animals and learning science. This Coed Summer Camp provides Traditional camping activities include canoe trips, archery, riding, waterskiing and more. Learn more about this Illinois Summer Camp.

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