Some would say that 7 is too young to go to camp. Here are 7 reasons why we think 7 just the right age!
- They will develop independence & empowerment. At camp, children learn the responsibility of making their own decisions with the safety net of insightful camp staff in a safe environment. Kids are empowered at camp to take care of themselves, with guidance from cabin leaders. Being away from home for the first time can be scary but the more days at camp you spend, the more independent you become. Independence leads confidence to try new activities and meet new friends.
- They will learn new skills as they try new activities. Summer camp is full of opportunities for skill building. Kids live in cabin groups and these cabin groups live, eat, attend activities and play games as a group. By living and playing together, campers learn to work together to conquer challenges that comes their way.
- They will make new friends. This offers a unique opportunity for your child to branch out in the friends he or she has. Free from the social pressures at school, camp encourages kids to relax and make friends easily. They’ll be in a cabin with 7 other campers and two great cabin leaders.
- They will learn social skills. Getting away from their devices and other screen time, they will come face to face with other campers and staff and want to spent time with them. Not having an escape will help them become better conversationalists. So much better than texting from across the room.
- They will have a lot of fun. What better reason to go to camp than to have fun. Kids should be able to let off steam in an environment that is safe and accepting while enjoying everything. We have over 20 activities plus all camp games and other programmed events through the week.
- They will get a break from their routine and technology. Camp helps kids learn how to be kids again. In this technology-filled world, camps cut back on distractions. Kids can get up and get moving through a variety of physical activities! And in Muskoka too!
- They will grow in self-confidence and self-esteem. When kids are at camp, they don’t have mom and dad there to help them approach people and make connections. They get to me themselves and in the trying of new activities figure out things they’re good at.
Bonus reason: They will have great role models in the staff who love working with kids and will lead them. Cabin leaders, directors and program staff provide a mentoring that cannot be found anywhere else. Campers look up to our staff as role models. The people you meet at camp become like a second family, who teach you new skills, and provide constant support and encouragement.