Summer can be a difficult time for keeping children engaged in productive pursuits. Many children, left to their own device, prefer games, watching television and vegging out on the couch. Electronics have created a problem with keeping our children active, they can game, watch movies, and interact with their peers without ever getting off the sofa. Often they find their need for adventure in games and movies and do not feel like exploring the physical surroundings. Summer camps can foster a desire to be active and find adventure.
Benefits of Summer Camps
There are several reasons to consider enrolling your child into a summer camp. Safety is one benefit to finding a camp to meet your child’s needs. Children will have adult supervision while engaging in a wide range of activities. Appropriate educational activities are another reason to find a summer camp for your elementary or middles school child. Children can get rusty on important skills or not pursue educational pursuits during the summer, allowing them to get soft in the area of critical thinking. Exposing children to others and teaching them how to relate to a variety of personalities is also a benefit of summer camps. Socialization is a key component to summer camp activities. Children often have to work together to complete projects and work together as teams when playing games. Summer camps offer many types of activities that are beneficial to children of all ages.
Specialized Summer Camps
There are several different types of summer camps to consider, depending on your child’s needs or interests. Regardless of whether your child attends overnight or day camps the experience impact their outlook on life.
Faith based camps such as those offered at Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center and Burnamwood Camp and Conference Center offer a wide range of activities that help foster beliefs and learning.
Educational camps are available in most communities, camps such as those available at Asbury University, Camp Carnegie and Club Scientific Lexington. These camps help children be well-rounded and keeps their minds working throughout the summer break.
Specialized camps offer specific activities to enhance a child’s knowledge in an area they are especially interested in such as UK Arboretum, GirlwoRx, and 4-H Camp.
Finding opportunities for your child’s interest ensures a balanced summer. Many organizations offer scholarships to help with the cost of attendance. Children will gain experiences that they may not be exposed to in other environments. Keeping your child engaged in active, educational activity will be beneficial with its time to go back to school as well.
This week’s top 5 things to do around Lexington, KY
Headley Whitney Wednesdays: Garden Creatures June 5, Great gardening activities.
PlayThink Movement & Flow Arts Festival June 7-9, Fun for the entire family.
Summer reading program Lexington Public Library All summer
Food Truck Blast June 7, Explore downtown Lexington and enjoy great food.
Collins Bowling Centers, inc Kid’s Club offers two free games a day.