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Benefits of Camp

As summer keeps nearing, parents think what to do with the kids? Should they hang out with their old friends or make new friends on going to a camp. Camp builds the skills necessary to prepare for adulthood. Parents, campers and camp staff reported growth in areas such as self-confidence, independence and making friends. It helped campers a lot because they were able to make new friends, knew good things about themselves, did certain things which they were frightened to do first. Parents are happy to send them to camp because it helped their child to build self confidence, they do keep in touch with their friends even after the camp. For years, camper’s parents have reported that when their children return home they are more caring, understand the importance of giving, and are more responsible and trustworthy. While attending a camp the camper is able to improve on his physical characteristics like trained supervision, balanced meals, camping increases mental and physical vigor. Children improve on their social skills. They learn about different races, economic levels, religions, gender and level of capabilities.

Children are at less risk at camp where they have a sense of community, develop intergenerational relationships, and learn through first-hand experiences. Camp professionals teach simple things to children that can touch human spirit. Camping helps children to speak more freely of their feelings and concerns that they would otherwise not feel comfortable talking about. It also helps children come close to nature, so that they will start growing more trees. Other outings include hiking and fishing too. In hiking you can learn about woods, animals and many other things. Safety is the most important thing in camping. Many organizations teach children how to be safe while camping, hiking, and fishing and other outdoor activities. 

You should keep certain important things with you while camping like first aid kit. Other important things like insect repellant, bug spray, pain relievers, sunscreen, band aids etc. These are some of the basic things that are needed. Campers learn lot of things in a camp. Some of them include discover their interests, values and talents, test skills in problem solving, create life long friendships, take responsibility for others and help out, learn to adjust in new environments, various social situation, develop personal habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle etc. camp activities and group living in a natural environment are the tools used to create camp communities that provide for successful, healthy development and a place where having fun is a daily criterion.

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