Today, parents and teachers may be overprotective of their children, which is understandable given the rise in child-related crimes. While this ensures that children are safe, it denies them a chance to explore the outdoors as they would love. Also, today’s children are content staying indoors playing video games or texting online with friends. Summer camps provide a safe setting to let children explore the outdoors and get out of their comfort zones.
In camp, children can participate in riskier activities such as wilderness camping and high ropes courses. These high-adrenaline outdoor activities teach campers resilience, independence, and how to compete fairly. Most of the engaging and thrilling camp activities are impossible at home or school because of time limitations, lack of space, and safety issues.
Conversely, summer camps have everything going for them. From having enough time, plenty of ground space, and enthusiastic and energetic campers. The summer camp experience teaches children how to take and manage risk and handle failures. The best thing about camp is that your child will enjoy these wonderful and enlightening experiences in a safe, supportive, and adult-supervised environment.