Why the World Needs Summer Camp: An Essay to Parents
The world needs the next generation to be more tolerant of each other’s views, ideology, and beliefs. Summer camp is an opportunity for children to be exposed to the best of human character. Carefully selected role models are dedicated to showing your child how to have fun, learn from others, and make friends in person rather than online. Camp allows kids to meet people from all over the world, every race, culture, and socioeconomic level.
Why You Should Send Your Child to an Overnight Summer Camp
Simply spending time in nature is calming and encourages introspection, while being unplugged from tech grants children the mental space to think more deeply about themselves and their role in life. Summer camp is an unpressured environment where children are free to uncover new talents and learn new skills. At summer camp, children can risk trying something new without fearing the consequences of failure, strengthening their self-confidence and self-advocacy.
At camp, children gain valuable life skills. In fact, an organization called The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (comprising a group of businesses, education leaders, and policymakers) has found there is a large gap between the knowledge students learn in school and the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century. After extensive research, the organization determined that some of the skills necessary to become successful adults are communication, collaboration, creativity, leadership, socialization, and problem solving. All of these areas are fostered in the camp environment.
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