Benefits of Sending Your Child to Summer Camp

May 19, 2022

Summer is almost here! For most of us, we look back on the seemingly endless, carefree summer days of our childhood with joy. However, now that we are parents, some of us may have mixed feelings about what this may mean for our own kids. How will we manage childcare while working? Are there any educational summer activities we can get them involved in? One of the best answers to these questions can be summed up in two words, summer camp! Not only is summer camp fun, but there are also a wide range of benefits of summer camp for children. Below we will discuss a few of them.

Develop Socially & Emotionally

Children’s brains at this age are constantly evolving and adapting. One huge benefit of enrolling in a summer camp program is knowing that your child is developing their necessary social skills with other children their age. They are learning how to share, communicate effectively, and manage their emotions in an appropriate way.

Maintain Routine

Summertime can often throw off a toddler’s routine. They’re out of school, the days are longer, and parents are still at work, leaving space for more free time and uncertainty. At summer camp, the daily routine is scheduled and planned. Activities, lunch time, and classes fill up the camper’s day, which makes them feel more comfortable and secure.

Increased Physical Activity

Summers at home can often lead to a stagnant child, glued to a tablet or TV screen. Summer camp allows for ample time outside and physical play. There is no better activity for young children than moving their bodies and playing outside. Summer camp is a great opportunity for kids to try out different activities that spark brain development and promote physical movement.

Improved Creativity

When children are exposed to a creative environment with other kids their age, it increases brain function and confidence. Arts and crafts are often not explored in the home, due to its messy nature. This can limit a child’s creative spirit as they are not able to express themselves fully through art. Summer camp is an amazing way to let their imaginations run wild and they’ll love bringing home their masterpieces to share with family and friends!

At Les Enfants our summer camp program is for children in preschool through age 10 and ensures your child’s days will be filled with fun and educational activities, lasting friendships, and happy memories that they will cherish for a lifetime. Visit our website to enroll today!

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