THE BENEFITS OF CAMPS AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
The Benefit of Camps: Pyscological Aspect
Parents want the best opportunities for their children. They want them to have whatever it takes to be happy and successful
- good health
- Ability to get along with others,
- Thinking and problem solving skills,
- A good self-concept.
Children need resiliency skills: self-esteem, life skills, self-reliance, and pro-social behaviors. The camp experience offers a nurturing environment away from the distractions and, in some cases, the hostile environment of the city.
The camp experience is recognized by child development professionals as valuable in helping children mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically.
"The building blocks of self-esteem are belonging, learning, and contributing. Camps offer unique opportunities for children to succeed in these three vital areas and even beyond home and school."