In a Huffington Post’s blog post, Maya Rodale shared the 5 most important things she learned by attending camp in the summers as a child:
- How to go it alone.
- I learned how to play guitar, create stained glass, swim, and other stuff.
- How to write letters and maintain relationships.
- How to clean the toilet.
- How to thrive in routine.
To read the full blog post, click here!
The American Camp Association article, “Why Summer Camp Is the Best Place in the World,” written by Sophie Weil-Roth explains the magic of summer camp. We thought it was an interesting read! Click here for the full article!
“Parking the Helicopter,” an American Camp Association article written by Audrey Monke, explains the disadvantages of the “helicopter” parenting style and how summer camp enables children to gain independence and make their own decisions. In this article, Monke states that, “At camp, campers have a support network of staff to help them work through challenges, fears, and problems that may come up. They never feel “alone,” but they feel independent from their parents, and a lot of pride comes from that independence.” To read the full article, click here!
Sleep-away camps can play a large role in a child’s emotional development by encouraging personal growth and leadership ability. An aspect of sleep-away camps that encourages a child’s development of his or her confidence, self-esteem, and independence is the child’s bunk placement. Jackie Zuckerman touches on this subject in the American Camp Association article, “A Parent’s Thoughts on Sleep-Away Camp Bunk Selection” and discusses why it is important to resist the temptation to switch your child’s bunk.
Here’s a great article from Psychology Today which lists seven great things that summer camps provide for children!
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We understand that all kids are different and have different wants and needs. “Choosing the Right Camp,” written by Joann Tupponce, is helpful for parents who are trying to decide which type of camp is the best fit for their child. Camp Horizons is listed as one of the camps in this article! Check it out by clicking here!
Summer camps have many benefits – one of which is that it prepares children for different life events such as leaving home to attend college. Camp gives children confidence and independence that is crucial for a successful transition from home life to college life. Steve Baskin, of the American Camp Association, further explores this topic in his article, “Creating Advantage in College.” Check it out:
Creating Advantage in College
How do you know when your child is old enough to be sent to an overnight camp? As a parent, are you prepared to let him or her go? How crucial can an overnight camp be in the growth of your child’s independence? In an article by the American Camp Association, written by Dottie Reed, these questions and more are explored. Check it out to see what she has to say:
Ready for Camp?
This is a wonderful article for parents who have difficulty deciding whether or not to send their child off to a summer camp. This article, written by Jeff Merhige of the American Camp Association, explains why summer camps are so important and the difference they make in not only the lives of children, but the overall well-being of today’s society. Check it out!
Why The World Needs Summer Camp
Andy Barrie started attending a summer camp located in Maine when he was only 7 years old and the connections he made there provided him with career opportunities at age 60. This goes to show how a summer camp experience can have lasting effects and stick with you throughout your whole life. Check out this article for a deeper look into how summer camp influenced the life of Andy Barrie.
Here at Camp Horizons, people have grown up together, created lasting bonds, and even met their soulmate. Some began as campers and made their way to administrative positions within Camp Horizons. These are a few examples of how Camp Horizons has shaped the lives of its campers; what has camp done for YOU?