So…. Sending my kids to camp is good for them?
Studies over the past decade have shown outdoor programs stimulate the development of interpersonal competencies, enhance leadership skills and have positive effects on adolescents’ sense of empowerment, self-control, independence, self-understanding, assertiveness, decision-making skills, self-esteem, leadership, academics, personality and interpersonal relations.
Now for the cherry on top: Independence.
Michael Thompson, the author of “Homesick and Happy,” has written, “…The only way children can grow into independence is to have their parents open the door and let them walk out. That’s what makes camp such a life-changing experience for children.”
~ Laura Clydesdale
This guy makes a lot of sense! Read the whole article to learn more about how camp is actually good for your children. Specifically, outdoor camp programs! Our own testimonials say a lot about what our past campers have gained too. So, let us know how you feel about camps that require kids to unplug, connect with real live people, experience new things, and act like, well… kids!