Summer Camp Benefits
There is nothing quite like summer camp. Campfire songs, s’mores, and long-lasting memories are a huge part of any child’s development that have the opportunity to attend summer camp. With that said, there are a ton of benefits to summer camp that should be taken into consideration when thinking about sending your child to camp.
Benefits of Summer Camp
1. Break from Technology
One of the biggest benefits of summer camp is that it forces children to break away from their screens and experience nature. Now this is not to say that technology is a bad thing; it is, in fact, a very useful tool. However, many children are becoming more and more dependent on technology which can be a huge crutch.
At camp, phones, laptops, and other pieces of technology are left at home. This gives children a distraction-free zone where they can truly connect with their peers and make friends.
2. Long Lasting Relationships
Building relationships is a vital part of camp life. Children are put in cabins with groups of their peers, giving them an opportunity to meet other kids with different experiences and cultures. This is HUGE for any child's development, as they are often around the same groups of people, rarely veering away from who they are used to.
When a child gets to experience the beauty of humanity, it allows them to build deep connections and long-lasting friendships that are rock solid and broaden their worldview.
3. Fostering Independence
Summer camps are extraordinarily safe, with things put into place to keep children supervised at all times. However, your child will have the chance to experience freedoms that they would not typically get in home or at school.
There are always plenty of counselors available, but they have duties beyond simply watching the kids. While still allowing them some autonomy, counselors lead campers in the right direction. The value of this experience cannot be understated.
4. Summer Camp Is Fun
Most importantly, summer camp is a good time. Your child will experience the fullness of camp, including tons of exciting camp activities like archery, swimming, and backpacking. At High Peak Camp, there are plenty of incredible recreational activities, such as:
- Rock Climbing
- Disc Golf
- Snowshoeing with a guide
- Ice Skating
High Peak Camp - All the Benefits of Summer Camp
In an age of distractions, we believe that summer camp is a wonderful way for children to foster personal growth and form long-lasting relationships. High Peak is a summer program that combines such needs with a Christ-centered approach. Camp High Peak is conveniently located near the attractive vacation resort of Estes Park, Colorado.
Camp High Peak is quickly filling up. If you want your child to have a Christ-centered, adventure-filled summer, contact us today for information on Camp High Peak's summer camp.