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Summer camps and the psychological benefits on children

by Groshan Fabiola I try to cover as many topics as I can
Summer and day camps are simply amazing, just because they offer a variety of fun and entertaining activities to get involved in after the school year ends. Summer camps do a great job at providing the necessary surveillance during the day, which is oftentimes impossible on parents’ side, as they juggle with jobs and parental duties. However, the staff available at these establishments is fully trained to offer some great extra-curricular activities to all children enrolled.

Regardless, summer and day camps offer psychological advantages as well, for children of all ages. Below are described some of those.

Diversity
The public-school system isn’t very diverse, in most of the cases. However, the summer camp experience will break the old patterns in which your child may be stuck, mainly because of the lack of diversity in the school system. Summer and day camps in Queens put an increasing effort into providing children from different social, cultural and economic backgrounds easy access to extra-curricular activities. This helps them to make social adjustments and properly interact with people from different backgrounds. This also teaches children to positively react to differences between people.

Independence
According to experts in the educational field, sending children to camps will increase their independence levels. In summer or day camps, children learn the skill of decision-making, which turns them into more resilient individuals. Camps in Queens usually have skilful staff members, including therapists which help children develop better life skills and gain new levels of independence. This contributes to their mental and physical health, by implementing healthy behaviour patterns. Practising being away from home will help the child manage with increased success rates being a responsible adult later in life, and the sooner the child gains such skills, the better.

Problem-solving skills
As children in camps are involved in a variety of activities where they have to use problem-solving abilities, these will better develop in the long run, if the child attends for several summers such facilities. The staff at summer and day camps help the child find solutions on their own, by only offering some sort of guidance. When children are assisted only when absolutely necessary during their problems and tasks, they will become more competent to deal with various issues on their own. However, parents oftentimes neglect how important it is for children to solve their own issues and don’t allow them to develop their problem-solving skills.

Belonging to a community
The feeling of belonging is a very important one for a healthy development of the child. While schools focus on the individual and their academic abilities, summer camps focus on various activities that will boost social interaction and intelligence. This is a positive thing, considering the fact that normally, children are involved in individual activities, which don’t usually require such skills. However, summer camps will teach the child what social awareness is, but also empathy. Children today seem to lack these two skills and this impacts their ability to properly interact with others.

If you are interested in learning more about Day camps in Queens or Camps in Queens, please click on the links here!

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