Importance of summer camp

Why Returning to Summer Camp Is Important

Why go back to the same summer camp? It’s a simple question that parents and children wonder as things inch closer to the warmer months. Expanding horizons and joining different camps can be beneficial too; meet new friends, try new activities, venture in different locations. However, going back to the same camp fosters the growth and development of your child.

Free From Social Norms

When your child decides to go back to the same summer camp, they have an opportunity to free themselves from social norms. During the school year, they’re known as a particular person that all their friends are accustomed to. This might not be an issue for them and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. They are who they are – however, when they return to summer camp, they’re free of social norms and return to their “summer camp self” where they might enjoy different activities and interests. This helps their growth overall and they’ll develop comfortably within themselves that allows them to dive deeper into new interests – whether its sports or art.

Development of Social Skills

You hear it more and more each day. Kids are more attached to their phones and devices more than ever before. Social media has turned into a substitute for kids who’d rather interact online rather than in person. For your child, going back to the same summer camp helps them continue to use their social skills. It allows them to consistently unplug from tech, freeing them from a potential disconnect with other people. They’ll grow up to be more social and accepting, without the added pressure of choosing friends over likes on a post.

Maintaining Friendships

What’s better than life-long friends? When your child decides to go back to the same summer camp, they’re reconnecting with their summer buddies. Even though it seems a bit obvious it certainly holds true. Returning to see the friends you spent the dog days of summer with holds a special place. Your child will be ecstatic to see some familiar faces. Returning to summer camp will always be something to look forward to. Plus, it fosters their friendship in the long run which will, in turn, create a strong bond. And if they haven’t been able to hang out on the weekends during the school year, summer camp will surely make up for lost time.

Whether it’s about developing social skills, freeing from social norms or maintaining friends, returning to the same camp can do wonders for your child. When you send your child to camp you expect growth in them as an individual. At EAGLES/EDGE, your child will be receiving that and much more with a vast opportunity to expand their horizons.