group of kids enjoying a game of tug-of-war at summer camp

From socializing and friendship building to exercise and personal growth, there are many benefits associated with summer camp for kids. Let’s take a look at a few of those benefits.

1. Socializing and Friendship Building

In camp, kids can socialize and meet new people, potentially forming lifelong friendships they will cherish for years to come. It’s tough for many kids to build and maintain friendships with peers in summer when they aren’t in the classroom.
Many kids interact with the adults in their lives, or their siblings and cousins in the off-season. However, kids learn critical life skills through socializing, from problem solving to setting boundaries to sharing.

At the same time, they are forming strong, healthy relationships through these peer interactions. Summer camps provide a safe environment for kids to develop decision-making skills and social skills.

2. Exercise

Summer camps get kids away from screens and out into the fresh air. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality, while doubling the risk of cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and diabetes, not to mention depression and anxiety.

Summer camps give kids access to the great outdoors and lots of physical activities for them to engage in to stay healthy. From swimming to basketball to skating, exploring nature while interacting with friends gives them a whole new perspective on summer break.

3. Personal Growth

In summer camp, kids are not only entertained, they are challenged and educated. This allows them to explore their own interests, while boosting their chances for learning, teamwork, knowledge, problem solving, and self-awareness. They are also building a strong sense of self while learning about themselves and the world around them — outside the traditional classroom environment.

4. Positive Role Models

Kids can also interact with positive adult role models in summer camp. Because camp counselors are usually younger adults who volunteer or work part-time over summer break from college, they’re energetic and perceived as “cool” by younger kids. This makes them a bit more relatable to them than their own parents. The formation of these healthy relationships helps kids build confidence and self-esteem.

5. Memories

Many of today’s kids miss out on some of the simple things in life because they’re immersed in a technological era. Summer camp can help them preserve simple, unplugged memories by putting away the screens and getting outside to engage in new adventures. The memories made at summer camp will surely be looked back on fondly for decades to come.

A Look at Our Summer Camp

Here at Country Home Learning Center, we offer our very own summer camp for kids. This is an ideal way to keep them occupied and engaged while you’re at work or going on errands, plus the kids love this fun tradition. Not only does this camp include all our regular activities, it involves our Kids’ Choice Special Interest Clubs, and regularly-scheduled field trips for skating, swimming, bowling, and movies. Plus, we go on special field trips to a variety of local destinations.

In the summer, our reward-based Reading Program provides academic exercises for your little learners. They can also explore various themed rooms in our facilities, chock full of equipment for hands-on learning, not to mention exploration into dramatic and creative arts, science, math, computers, and language development.

Enrichment areas include:

  • Adventure Jungle Indoor Playground
  • Computer Labs
  • Waterpark and Splash Pad
  • 1950′s-Style Soda Shop
  • Large Indoor Gym and Basketball Court
  • Country Home Theater
  • Arts and Crafts Labs
  • Resource Room and Library
  • Putt-Putt Golf Course
  • Age-Specific Outdoor Playgrounds
  • Soccer Fields

Our field trips include:

  • Weekly trips for swimming, bowling, and skating
  • Zoos
  • Museums
  • Pizza play zones
  • Theater arts and music appreciation
  • Game centers
  • Art studios
  • Taste of life experiences (farms, ranches, etc.)
  • Adventure Quest in Boerne for horseback riding, inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides, and mini golf.

Some examples of our summer camp curriculum include:

  • Kinder – 13 Years Old
  • Theme-based units (“So You Want To Be A Star,” Wacky and Wild Science,” “Medieval Times,” and “Rainforest Adventures”)
  • Team games, movies, creative arts, and weekly science and cooking projects
  • In-house special events (Inflatable Interactive Sports, Bricks 4 Kidz, and more)
  • Kids’ Choice Special Interest Clubs (Cheerleading Club, Sports Club, Music & Dance Club, Art Club)
  • Weekly field trips

Sign the Kids Up for Summer Camp at Country Home Learning Center Today

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to sign up the kiddos for summer camp at Country Home Learning Center. To reiterate, our hands-on, interactive camp includes all our regular activities, regularly-scheduled field trips for swimming, skating, movies, and bowling, and our Kids’ Choice Special Interest Clubs. Our special field trips to local destinations are a big hit with the kids too. To learn more, contact us today. Take a look at our summer camp slide show to check out all the fun we have together.