Summer camp is a special time for kids. As an adult, your child will always have summer camp memories to look back on. Here are seven summer camp memories that will give your child stories to tell for years to come:
1. Make a Best Friend
Forming close friendships is just one of the many memories your child will benefit from. Having a best friend to swim, play, and roast marshmallows with makes the days at summer camp fly by. Making friendship bracelets are a way to keep the close bond even when summer is over and your child is back in school.
2. Get Completely Wet from Head to Toe
There’s nothing better on a hot, humid day at camp than swinging from a rope and jumping into the lake or pool. Swimming, splashing, and playing a round of Marco Polo with friends is a great way to cool off after a canoe race at camp.
3. Be Robin Hood
Your child can pretend to be Robin Hood for a day by learning archery skills. There are few activities more thrilling than learning how to use a bow and arrow. This activity also helps your child learn patience and mindfulness by following safety rules.
4. Have a Role Model
Camp counselors make great role models for kids. They show children that you can have fun while following rules and being responsible. Often, camp counselors are the first time kids encounter authority figures that aren’t their parents outside of school. Forming a close relationship with a counselor will help your child get along with authority figures in the future.
5. Make Art by Hand
Your child should get to experience what it’s like to hold something he or she made with their own hands. Whether it’s a painting, birdhouse, or vase, camp will provide an opportunity to get creative and create something special out of something ordinary.
6. Become Part of a Group
Not all summer camps are created equal. Each has its own unique rules, traditions, and way of doing things. Learning about an inside joke or special camp handshake will make your child feel included in a special, exclusive group.
7. Get in Touch with Nature
Hiking through the woods and camping is an adventure your child will cherish. Getting in touch with nature, hearing birds sing and crickets chirp is an experience like none other. In fact, it’s the reason why most kids go to camp. Encourage your child to get in touch with the wilderness.
At Camp Sonshine we’re in the business of creating memories that last a lifetime. Contact us to give your child an unforgettable summer camp experience.