We are gearing up for summer and that means we are in the throes of planning plenty of activities for your students to experience on their summer break.
Kids Mission Adventure Kamp – June 11-14, 2018 for children who have completed 3rd– 6thgrade.
Faith Week – June 29 – July 30, 2018 for students 7th – 12th grade.
Here are the most important reasons to send your students to camp.
At camp, students:
10. Spend their day being physically active
Many of us spend our time indoors probably sitting down for long periods of time. Camp provides a wonderful opportunity to move. Running, swimming, jumping, hiking, climbing! Camp is action!
9. Experience success and become more confident
Camp helps students build self-confidence and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic and social competition that shapes their lives at school. With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young people. There’s accomplishment every day. Camp teaches students that they can.
8. Gain resiliency
The kind of encouragement and nurture students receive at camp makes it a great environment to endure setbacks, try new things, and see that improvement comes when you give something another try. Camp helps conquer fears.
7. Unplug from technology
When students take a break from TV, cell phones, and the Internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world- real people, real activities, and real emotions. They realize, there’s always plenty to do. Camp is real!
6. Develop life-long skills
Camps provide the right instruction, equipment and facilities for students to enhance their sports abilities, their artistic talents, and their adventure skills. The sheer variety of activities offered at camp makes it easy for students to discover and develop what they like to do. Camp expands every student’s abilities.
5. Grow more independent
Camp is the perfect place for students to practice making decisions for themselves without parents and teachers guiding every move. Managing their daily choices in the safe, caring environment of camp, children welcome this as a freedom to blossom in new directions. Camp helps students develop who they are.
4. Have free time for unstructured play
Free from the overly-structured, overly-scheduled routines of home and school, life at camp gives students much needed free time to just play. Camp is a slice of carefree living where students can relax, laugh, and be silly all day long. At camp we play!
3. Learn social skills
Coming to camp means joining a close-knit community where everyone must agree to cooperate and respect each other. When they live in a cabin with others, students share chores, resolve disagreements, and see firsthand the importance of sincere communication. Camp builds teamwork.
2. Reconnect with nature
Camp is a wonderful antidote to “nature deficit disorder” – disappearing access to natural areas, competition from television, smart phones and computers, more homework, and other pressures of modern life. Outdoor experience enriches student’s perception of the world and supports healthy development. Camp gets students back outside.
1. Make true friends
Camp is the place where students make their very best friends. Free from the social expectations pressuring them at school, camp encourages students to relax and make friends easily. All the fun at camp draws everyone together- singing, laughing, talking, playing, doing almost everything together. Every day, camp creates friendships.
Of course, the most beneficial and obvious reason to send your student to camp is the spiritual growth they will experience from opportunities to worship, pray, and dive deep into their faith.