Why You Should Register Your Kids for Camp Today
The following is an excerpt from an article originally published by The American Camp Association.
[Photo by Rola: RoLa Kids Language Camp in session]
Advice from the Experts
The camp experience is recognized by child development professionals as valuable in helping children mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically.
"The building blocks of self-esteem are belonging, learning, and contributing. Camps offer unique opportunities for children to succeed in these three vital areas and even beyond home and school." Michael Popkin, Ph.D., family therapist and founder of Active Parenting
"The biggest plus of camp is that camps help young people discover and explore their talents, interests, and values. Most schools don't satisfy all these needs. Kids who have had these kinds of (camp) experiences end up being healthier and have less problems which concern us all." Peter Scales, Ph.D., noted author/educator, and Senior Fellow, The Search Institute
"At camp, children learn to problem-solve, make social adjustments to new and different people, learn responsibility, and gain new skills to increase their self-esteem."
RoLa Education is a division of the RoLa Corporation, which has been providing premier educational on-site services to the Boston area as well as online to students all over the world for 10 years. we specialize mainly in languages, youth education, and adult professional development.