Why Every Child Should Attend Summer Camp


Summer camp is one of the most unforgettable and rewarding experiences that a child can have in their life. It is a great opportunity for children to prepare them for a brighter and larger future down the road. Here are some reasons that every child should attend summer camp.

Build self-esteemРWhen children attend summer camp, it gives a huge boost to their self-esteem. They will appear less clingy and much more confident upon returning home. It allows kids to determine who they really are other than their family’s preconceived notions.

Encourages independence– Summer camp allows children to learn how to be responsible in making their own decisions with the help of camp counselors. The environment of summer camp allows kids to have peer support as well so they can outgrow their constant dependency on their parents.

Builds character– Summer camp is a great way for children to have core values to be strong and moral individuals. Camp teaches them things like responsibility, honesty, ethics, caring and respect.

Try new things– Summer camp is an ideal way for kids to try out new things they may have never experienced before. Unless they have a lake at home for kayaking or an archery range, chances are they may have never done these things in the past. It also allows them to overcome fears, like horseback riding or discover talents or interests they never knew they had.

Experience diversity– Children that attend summer camp are exposed to an array of backgrounds, races, cultures, religions and ethnicities. In addition, they might also experience a variety of music, foods and practices.

Keeps active– In a world of computers and video games, summer camp is a great way to get kids to disconnect from it all for a while. The majority of summer camps do not allow technology like cell phones, tablets or laptops, so kids have the benefit of staying active.


Images via Fahocha Camp

Mamasita Amber
Mama of three children and proud new mama of a standard poodle named Prince Miguel.

14 Responses to “Why Every Child Should Attend Summer Camp

  • wow that camp looks like a very fun and cool camp for kids. Bella is 8 years old and I think she might be ready for summer camp next year.

  • Great Reasons, but before selecting a summer camp, one should think about the cost of the summer camp; specialty summer camps can be more expensive. Also, the most beneficial type of summer camp for your kid’s personality, as well as you child’s dietary or medical needs. Safety standards should likewise be considered.

  • My kids were all so very against summer camp this year. Maybe next year, I think it would be not only fun but really good for them!

  • Absolutely agree! Best thing I ever did sending my daughter to summer camp. Her best years were learning to sail!

  • I used to send my kids to camp every year. They just went to day camp but they made some great memories.

  • Wow, there are a lot of ways the kids can benefit from summer camp. My kids did band camp but I don’t think it was the same.

  • I miss those summer days out in the sun at camp. I remember my experience at summer camp was pretty freakin’ fun. I don’t know why any kid wouldn’t want to go to camp.

  • Those are great reasons why. My kids just do a soccer camp at our church in the evenings and Apple camp at the Apple store.

  • Building self-esteem is definitely a great outcome from attending summer camp. I don’t think I could be away from my kids though.

  • I attended a two week summer camp when I was younger. It was scary for me then, but I have great memories of it now.

  • annb10@rogers.com'
    Ann Bacciaglia
    6 years ago

    Summer camp is a great way for kids to make friends and learn new skills. My kids love to go to camp. We do day camps sometimes to.

  • I love summer camps when I was a kid and I would not think of depriving my children to have the same experience.

  • I wish we had this option, it’s too expensive to do camps or anything during the summer. Wish it was easier, my kids would enjoy!

  • My kids were a little upset that they couldn’t attend a sleep away camp this year, but it just wasn’t in the budget. They did attend a local day camp and had a blast.

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