There are so many benefits for kids going to summer camp, physically, and socially. Camp provides children with a sense of community, purpose and fulfillment. The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for people all over the world, but especially for children. Video conferencing applications like zoom are extremely useful, but for small children they can be physically and emotionally draining. Our in-person camp will allow them to socialize with other kids, make new friends, play outside and stay active. These are just some of the top benefits of summer camp in 2021:
- Build new language skills
- This fully immersive experience challenges kids to not only learn French, but to actually speak it on a daily basis. When learning a new language starts to feel like work for kids, they often become disengaged. That’s why we incorporate fun and social activities, to make French an enjoyable experience for them.
- Mental stimulation and physical activity
- According to the Washington Post, kids lose as much as 2-3 months of reading skills over the summer. Camp is a fantastic way of keeping their minds sharp and focused, while still having fun. Additionally, it’s a great way to keep them active. Physical activities also help build self-esteem and allow children to develop leadership skills.
- Increased confidence
- Learning a new language comes with both success and failure, but it always builds resilience and strength. By attempting newer and challenging activities, your child is guaranteed to leave camp with an increased sense of confidence. We teach French in an encouraging and supportive environment, aimed at increasing self-esteem and communication skills.
- Socialization and making new friends
- Since schools in Ontario have mostly been closed all year, children have really suffered from a socialization perspective. Even virtual socialization can lead to burnout in young children. Camp gives them the opportunity to play outside, meet new kids and make lifelong friends. They can enjoy the warm weather, throw a ball around and get some fresh air. Not only that, but the kids get to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds, that they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. According to the American Camp Association, 93% of campers said that “camp helped me get to know kids that are different from me.”
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for one (or more) of our summer camp sessions today!