The Benefits of Summer Camp! #CircleSquare #PioneerCamp
Tick-tock-tick-tock here comes summer holidays, what are your plans for your kids???
An interesting study
was released last year, which confirmed my thoughts on summer camp for kids: Not only is Summer Camp FUN, but it is good for development too!
Research conducted by the University of Waterloo look at the summer camp experience of Canadian children focusing on 5 key areas:
- Social integration & citizenship
- Environmental Awareness
- Attitudes towards physical activity
- Emotional intelligence
- Self-confidence & personal development
Surveys conducted with camps across Canada showed that campers of all ages showed improvements in all 5 categories. That is right camp improves attitudes towards physical activity, and why wouldn’t it when you can take part in great hikes, canoeing, horseback riding and swimming!
The camp environment allows children to try activities that may be outside their comfort zone in a supportive environment allow children to develop more self-confidence. And the experience gained from interacting with adults and peers in an unfamiliar environment (with no parents!) works well to further build their independence. The study also found that these positive changes were even further enhanced in returning campers, indicating the benefits of camp go far beyond attending one session.
If you are looking for a summer camp for your children make sure you take a look at these two Christian Summer Camps:
Each Pioneer Camp location offers a unique camping experience
Live in B.C? Pioneer Pacific
offers an ocean-driven camping experience including whale watching for some campers
Does your child love horses? Then the Alberta Pioneer
is for them, with camps focused oh horsemanship your child is guaranteed to have a once in a life time experience.
Locations on Ontario
offer amazing programming as well.
Circle Square Ranch offers 5 locations across Canada and has exciting and adventurous programing for children and teens. Specializing in horsemanship, these one of a kind day or over-night camps will make memories to last a life time.
And don’t forget to enter the TWO contests going on right now!
Each camp is giving away a trip for 2 to Punta Cana, 1 week of summer camp and a Mabels Labels Camp pack.
Open to Canada (Excluding Quebec)
Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post. All opinions are strictly my own