Summer is here! Children have finished school, received their grades and are now thinking about summer. A time of year to relax and disconnect from their daily routines. The summer months are a time to enjoy themselves with friends and family.
However, if they can also use this time to reinforce and improve certain skills, such as language skills, then much better. There is something in particular that they can do, a summer camp for example. Summer camps are places where learning and having fun go hand in hand, that can be very inspiring for young boys and girls.
4 reasons to send your children to summer camp
The main aim of summer camp is to make the experience as enjoyable as possible and an experience that children will never forget. Fun, memories, new experiences, physical activities, with other languages perhaps, what more could they ask for?
- New friendships
Summer camps are places where boys and girls will live together for 24 hours a day. They wake up, do activities together, eat together and play games together throughout the day. Children will share time together socializing, talking about their likes, their dislikes, their feelings even, all whilst playing games and completing fun activities.
Doing all of these things together will always lead to new friendships. Children will soon realize that each new person that they meet, is a potential friendship waiting to happen, especially these days with the current technologies, that make it very easy for people to stay in touch. Social skills are unquestionably one of the most important skills for people to have, making this ability extremely important for young people to acquire and fine tune.
- Outdoor activities
In today’s society, at least in the majority of cases, mums and dads are unable to look after their children during the whole of the summer holidays. Most of the time this will result in you having to resort to technology to keep them entertained. Cell phones, tablets and games consoles end up providing companionship for children during this time of year.
Obviously, this is not ideal and because of this, outdoor activities like day trips, walking, bicycle rides or even aquatic sports, are vitally important throughout the summer months. Not only is it important for children to enjoy themselves outdoors, but also to enjoy themselves with the people that surround them.
- Language skills
People use words and language from the moment that they wake up, until the moment that they go to bed. At summer camp they will be constantly communicating, which will help them to improve their language skills in English and possibly in another language also.
Summer camps will reinforce and support the things that they have already learned at school, in a less formal way, without putting added pressure on children. As a result of this more relaxed atmosphere, children will be interacting with their new friends and learning new language skills at the same time.
Furthermore, another important part of improving language skills is that it is not all about reading and writing, but also about listening and talking. These two skills are essential, especially when it comes to learning a new language.
- Guaranteed fun
Learning new things is great, but having fun and an unforgettable experience is the main priority during these days.
The majority of summer camps prepare activities for children that they will not usually do. Obstacle courses, canoe races, abseiling, paintball and an endless list of outdoor games that will all help children to have a good time. All of these activities are bound to create one thing: the urge to come back the year after!
If there is one thing for certain, summer camps provide an excellent opportunity for children to enjoy themselves during the summer months. The only thing that can cause parents to worry, is the uncertainty of sending away your young boy or girl to an unknown environment. This can cause doubts, that is only natural although they are generally based on the unknown rather than on more objective reasons. However, when seeing the faces of your delighted children, that sensation of worry will quickly evaporate and make everyone’s summer one to remember before the new school year.
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