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5 Reasons to Love Marine Biology Camps

by Kevin Smith Author

The tradition of summer camp has been around for as long as we can remember. For many adults, memories of summer camp rank as among their fondest memories of childhood. It's unfortunate, however, that many parents neglect to give their own children the same experiences. Now, with the recent advent of marine biology camps, summer camps have gotten even more exciting. Here are a few reasons to enroll your child in a marine biology camp.

1. Explore the Ocean

Perhaps nothing is more important to the development of a young mind than interacting with nature. Marine biology camps give children the opportunity to take a close up look at the ocean and its inhabits, so they can see and explore amazing sights while getting an education in the process. The experience also teaches them the important role they have to play in appreciating and protecting an environment that's always under threat.

2. Learn Social Skills

Putting kids in an environment that's neither a traditional school nor the home gives them a chance to learn how to associate with other children in a more independent manner. Working with other kids and mentors teaches them how to build friendships and manage conflict.

3. Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle

With child obesity being a growing epidemic, putting kids in an outdoor atmosphere with a host of activities encourages them to get out and play more. Furthermore, it's good for both adults and children to rediscover the wonder in nature, and pull themselves away from their electronic devices. Going whale watching, or discovering tide pools for the first time are great motivations for putting down their cell phones.

4. Excite the Imagination

Summer shouldn't be the time of year when children just sit and watch TV. Being away from school should be treated instead as an opportunity to expand their education, not limit it. Marine biology camp is a fun way to keep the education going, but outside the traditional classroom environment.

5. Build Self-Confidence

The kinds of activities kids can partake in during marine biology camp are challenges they won't get anywhere else. Embarking on new adventures gives them the feeling that they've done things they didn't know they could do before, filling them with the confidence they need to take on more challenges in the future.

Going to a marine biology camp isn't just fun and educational. It's a present your giving your child that lasts a lifetime.


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