5 Reasons Summer Camp is Great for Kids
Here are the top 5 reasons why great parents choose to send their kids to summer camp:
Less Screen Time
It’s easy for our kids (and ourselves) to get stuck in front of a screen. Summer camp gives kids the opportunity to spend time away from the TV, Internet, etc. and spend time with real people, real activities, and real fun! When kids take a break from screens they engage their creative muscles which will help them be successful in school and for the rest of their lives.
Keeps Kids Active
Kids spend a great deal of time sitting down, whether at school or at home. Camp is a great opportunity for kids to get their bodies moving. Running, swimming, jumping, karate! Physical activity is great for keeping kids healthy and for mental development. If you’re kid goes home tired, they probably had a good day at camp. If they’re asleep, they probably had a great day!
Learn How to Make and Keep Friends
With structured and unstructured play time, kids develop the social skills they need to make friends. Unlike at home and much more than school, kids get to practice creating bonds with others. When conflict does arise, as it does in ordinary life, kids learn how to resolve conflict and build resiliency – important skills to be successful in life.
At camp, kids begin to practice making their own decisions without parents and teachers guiding every move (of course great counselors are always there to help and support). Children exercise their minds in new ways when they learn to make decisions on their own, helping them succeed in school and in the rest of their lives.
Some unstructured play time at camp, let’s your kid practice their creativity. Whether they make up a new game or pretend to be superheroes, camp gives children the freedom they can’t find at home or school to play with their peers. Not only is it a great break from school, but camp helps them grow both mentally and physically.
Bonus Tip: Not every summer camp is the same
Remember those boring camps you were enrolled in as a kid? You’d piece together projects with glue or create some sort of science experiment you hoped your parents would be proud of. Maybe you made some good friends and fun memories – but what about lasting life skills? Many camps fill their days with mindless busy work that leave kids feeling bored. When looking for a summer camp, pay attention to the quality of the counselors and activities that will fill your child’s time. If you want to learn more about what goes into a good summer camp, click here!
To learn more about the Fullerton Summer Camp we offer here at the karate studio, click here!
If you have any questions feel free to give us a call or text:
American Martial Arts
Placentia/Yorba Linda Campus
1964 N Placentia Ave
Fullerton, California 92831
Text or Call: (714) 646-9635
American Martial Arts
Fullerton (Harbor) Campus
1027 North Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, California 92832
Text or Call: (714) 871-3898