Summer break is an excellent time for kids to get out of the classroom and spend time being physically and socially active. Getting out of their school routines and being able to relax is perfect for managing stress — though it also can lead to some not-so-great habits. In a fair amount of cases, one roadblock to a student’s development during summer break is the inability to “unplug” in this time period with a certain lack of structure. With the use of a smartphone, a gaming system, and/or a tablet being remarkably common in our everyday lives, kids need to develop solid time management and social skills. A summer camp can be the perfect opportunity to really nurture these skills and for a child to grow.
Camps can provide a structured space for students to grow outside of the classroom and exercise different skill sets. Camps encourage social development in making friendships, confidence in taking risks, and they keep students’ minds active when class isn’t in session. A summer camp program can be a perfect way to get your student into being more physically active and create more opportunities to express creativity. Camps that focus on building character and leadership skills are notably impactful to students in that they aid in the development of positive habits that students can bring back to the classroom as well as their everyday lives.
Equally important, summer break is a time for kids to have fun and be kids. Empowering young students to further their intellectual, physical, and social growth over summer break is a great way to keep them on a track toward a bright future.
— Submitted by Effective Leadership Academy