5 Ways Camp Helps with Character Development
Summer camps have long been connected with the personal growth of children. Many of today’s young adults struggle with the transition from home to college. Camp Kupugani, our overnight summer camp in the Midwest, can help prep your child for a good transition (and hopefully not to return to live in your basement in their middle age). See below for how our camp specifically can help your child(ren) be more successful in this transition period. Bullets below adapted from an article from the American Camp Association, with the full article here.
- Helps your child use community resources for help and support when experiencing difficulties.
- Provides campers with supportive adults
- Gives campers a voice to ask for help
- Models proper ways to work with others
- Helps your child make positive choices and accept responsibility for personal behavior.
- Provides activities choices twice daily
- Meals served family-style, helping campers make healthy food choices and portion sizes
- Holds campers accountable for their actions
- Helps your child express self-confidence in their ability to succeed educationally and socially.
- Challenges children to connect with people different from them
- Provides campers with a safe environment to try new things
- Intentionally mixes campers in cabin, team, and table groups
- Provides life-skills training via selected morning and evening activities
- Helps your child embrace opportunities to try new things, make new friends and contribute positively to the community.
- Invites children to try new camptivities each day
- Provides children with times to connect with their peers
- Each camper is given a voice to share via certain activities
- Helps your child demonstrate respect for oneself, for others, and for the positive camp culture.
- Put-downs or negative self-talk are not a part of our culture
- Each camper has something to offer the community
- Adults model respectful behavior
- A flat organizational structure fosters community and respect for all
Source Contributor: https://www.acacamps.org/