3 Benefits of Summer Camp!
Summer camp gives children much needed exposure to the outdoors. All school year children are cooped up in schools with very little time to play outdoors and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Living in an urban environment like Brooklyn, NY there are not many accessible locations for children to explore. The weather of NYC often leaves much of the year unusable to outdoor activities, therefore being part of a summer camp in Brooklyn, children are given the opportunity to get out and play while being properly supervised.
Learn new things! Summer camp gives children exposure to new skills and activities in a safe and non-judgmental environment. We can all recall the first time we tried a new sport or tasted a new food. This can be a very intimidating experience! Being in summer camp, a child can do these thing among peers who are also experiencing them for the first time. Summer camp counselors are trained to give enthusiasm, help and not to criticize.
Make lifelong friends! Our children look forward all year to be reunited with their camp friends. The bonding experience during the summer is very profound because the campers are engaging in special activities, such as overnights or rock climbing along with their peers. Do you still have a friend from summer camp?