Each generation wants to leave their children with more opportunities to be successful than they had. This may mean working harder to provide more financial stability, or caring for the environment to ensure a cleaner planet. Why not also consider preparing the next generation to better themselves?
Many evolving societal standards have been misinterpreted into being overly protective or sheltering of our children. By giving them electronic devices to play with instead of encouraging outdoor, imaginative play, what will our children teach the next generation?
Not all skills that were once considered necessary are being taught with the same gusto that they were in the past. Fire building, shelter construction and survival skills are becoming less important in the minds of those not in a search and rescue field. Even something as basic as swimming lessons is often being overlooked.
Teaching a child to fish is more about the lessons that come from appreciating the world around them, spending time with others and fresh air than it is about the need to catch a fish.
For children that have been raised without the opportunity to learn these types of activities, summer camps provide the experience in a short period of time. Summer camps have been proven to help children build confidence and improve self-esteem as well as increase independence and leadership skills according to the American Camp Association.
A child that may be hesitant to participate in a ropes course in school, for fear of failing in front of his or her peers, may discover that they are more than capable of completing the course among new friends at camp.
Of course, no one thing will make a child grow up to be a doctor, lawyer or CEO of a large corporation, but when given the chance to learn and succeed and discover a new part of themselves, children can accomplish incredible things.
Enroll your child for a summer of memories and fun now!
Call Kingsley Pines Camp in Raymond, Maine toll free at 855-799-7788 or 207-894-9030, email us at email@example.com, or find us online at www.KingsleyPines.com. We can answer any questions you might have, schedule a tour of our camp and assist you in registering your child for camp.