The Blog of the West Wind

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Lasting Advantages of Summer Camp

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/by Kabeyun/Go Back

Lasting Advantages of Summer Camp

As summer is quickly coming to a close, New England summer camps are wrapping up and campers are returning home. But just because camps are over for the summer, doesn’t mean that campers can’t carry with them the fun and excitement they experienced at camp. Although there are many benefits that come from attending a summer camp, here are 4 kids keep with them even after their days at camp have ended.

Builds a Unique Interest

Camp provides campers with unique opportunities to learn and pursue different interests they can’t get in a classroom setting. These opportunities can include anything from photography to leadership, to wakeboarding, and so much more! Attending a camp that offers a wide range of activities to peak various campers’ interest will get them excited and anxious to learn more.

Dive Deep into New Skills

Even if your camper attends a school where elective skills classes are offered, they only skim the surface. At camp, campers are able to dive deeper into the activities and interests of their choosing. Camp provides opportunities for campers to fully immerse themselves in a specific activity or sport, getting more chances to step out of their comfort zones and really get down to the nitty-gritty. This is an experience that is not available in many other settings.

Friendship Building

In addition to being able to spend quality time learning a new skill, sport or pursuing an interest, campers are able to build friendships with other kids who are interested in similar things. Furthermore, campers are able to build friendships with those whom they share their cabin and associate with during meal times and group team building exercises.

Promotes Mental Stimulation and Physical Activity

It is not all that uncommon during summer months for many kids to experience “summer brain drain” from a lack of mental stimulation throughout the summer months. Not only are kids not being mentally challenged during summer, most kids are also not getting adequate amounts of physical activity. When attending a summer camp, kids are physically active throughout the duration of camp and receive a plethora of mental stimulation as well, keeping their mind sharp and ready for the upcoming school year.

At Camp Kabeyun, a premier New England summer camps, campers are encouraged to try new things and explore new interests. With a wide range of activities to choose from, there is something for everyone to explore and find the right activities to ensure that they have a fun and memorable camp experience! Experience the Camp Kabeyun experience today!