Kids summer camps have surely been a tradition in America for more than one hundred years. There can be several things that have surely changed with those summer camps for the children from its origins but the objective of such is still intact. Giving a safe environment where the children are able to experience adventure and also build friendships and improve personal growth.
There are more than 12,000 camps in the United States and such means that the personal experiences of the campers are surely going to differ based on their 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. Aside from this, the campers would also tend to leave the summer experience with such sense of willingness and the independence to try so many things.
The children would grow into adults later on and they would become responsible to make their decisions and choose the path that they wish to go. Many parents as well as teachers have actually reported great growth in their child’s maturity and also independence after joining the kids’ summer camp. From the camp, children do learn how they are able to become more self-sufficient through completing various chores that have been assigned to them and also by accomplishing so many challenging tasks in the supportive environment of fellow campers as well as counselors. That enhanced sense of self-responsibility would definitely help to lead the children to the path of knowing and completing the tasks or the solving problems with no guidance.
There are also kids who struggle to receive acceptance from their classmates. The aggression as well as such negative treatment from peers in the school can definitely affect them negatively in the development of their confidence as well as their self-esteem. The research has also shown that the peers is just the same with parents when it comes to the power of influencing the child’s mental well-being.
Children who are not able to build those meaningful relationships with peers in the schools tend to flourish socially in the 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. Through such environmental beauty of those camps in various areas, there are adventures that will let the young people get new skills and also let them experience the outdoors like never before.