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Why Kids Should go to Summer Camp



Our summer vacation has officially started and to be honest I'm ready for the kids to go back to school. Don't tell them I said that! There's the unlikely possibility that they'll find out since they NEVER read the blog. While I love summer, and you may have read why I think summer is better than winter, I would prefer if the kids can get out and spend some time outdoors and get to experience things that I won't be able to teach them. That's where summer camp comes in. Summer camp can be super fun for many kids, but parents are often questioning what is the purpose behind spending the money and planning the event of sending their kids off to summer camp. Sure, there is the fun factor that parents are usually aware of, but what kids learn while having fun at camp goes beyond what most parents think about. Today we are going to share a few reasons why kids should go to summer camp.


Increased Self-Esteem – when kids attend a camp during the summer season they don’t have their parents right there to help them approach new people and new experiences. Kids have to learn to put themselves out there without the guidance or support of their parents. This helps kids feel good about themselves as they work to strengthen their interaction skills.

Nature Education – many kids are not aware of what is out there in nature, they spend most of their time on electronics or just in their local neighborhood which doesn’t always bring them in tune with true nature. Kids who attend summer camp experience nature in a whole new light and in turn learn more about the benefits of nature when they are at camp.


Develop Leadership Skills – kids will learn to develop great leadership skills at summer camp as they are put in charge of directing projects and their peers along the way at camp. In combination with leadership skills, kids learn to overcome peer pressure in their everyday lives as they were able to overcome those insecurities while attending summer camp and gaining an increase self-confidence level.

Trying New Things – no matter how involved of parent one is, the truth is, no one set of parents can introduce their kids to every opportunity and experience there is in the world, sending your kids off to summer camp allows them to be introduced to, and try new things that otherwise wouldn’t be offered to them in your local area. This breeds a group of well-rounded, open minded kids who will go on to enjoy life a bit more than your average kid.


Makes Wonderful Memories – how many of you attended summer camp yourself and still have those memories of camping, swimming and learning all of those new skills the camp brought into your life? Sending your kids to summer camp allows them to have wonderful memories to think back upon as they age and grow into adults. Most kids have some positive memories from summer camp and are able to come home to share those memories in a positive way.

Life is all about engaging in new experiences and working to gain self-confidence as you thrive to be your own individual person. Sending your kids to summer camp opens the door for new opportunities and everlasting friendships, combined with a new ability to lead and educate others about their newly learned skills, while being at camp.

Let's discuss: Have you ever attended a summer camp, what your experience like? 

Annmarie John
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  1. Loving all of your reasons - and you are so right! Great for social skills and for those leadership foundations! And so fun! :)
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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    1. Thank you Karen. Have you yourself ever been to a summer camp?

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  2. I went to summer camp and so did both of my kids. They loved it.

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    1. Oh I'm sure you all had lots of fun when you attended.

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  3. We always do some kind of camp and a VBS. The kids love going and I enjoy a little break.

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    1. Oh I'm with you on that break. I love getting the kids out the door.

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  4. My son has band camp every summer adn he loves/hates it. That said it definitely keeps him busy.

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    1. My son is doing basketball camp this year and I'm glad because it's better than him being on the video game all summer long.

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  5. I did day camps as a kid and my kids have too! They are signed up this summer as well. I'm not sure how old they'll be if can all agree on sleepaway camp, but I'd be curious to see!

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    1. I'm pretty sure they'll do amazing when and if you do decide to send them away to sleepaway camp.

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  6. I was not able to attend summer camp as a child. I am sending my oldest for the first time this year. I am a bit nervous but he is SO EXCITED!

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    1. When I first sent my oldest son away I think I was more nervous than he was and I worried about him all the time while he was having fun.

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  7. I love Summer because having a non strict schedule leaves us so much time to explore and have fun, which increases learning!

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    1. That is so true. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. The hubs and I have never been to any kind of summer camp but it does seem like a lot of fun. I have come across different ones for our kids but they are always so expensive for 3 of them. I need to actually look into some though. Great post!

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    1. Sometimes they offer a discount when you have more than 1 child enrolled. You might want to look into it.

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  9. We do a day camp for my kiddos. They are homesick little ones so the day camps work better for us.

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    1. When they are really young, day camps tend to be better.

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  10. I never got to go to an away summer camp. Growing up, I wanted to go to Camp Thunderbird in South Carolina (I live in Kentucky), but it is about $1900 for two weeks (Not sure what it was 20+ years ago). I went to day camp though. I did tennis camp. I also did basketball camp. I also was a big nerd and went to math and science camp (but I loved it!)

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    1. Sounds like even though you didn't get to go to the camp that you really wanted to go, you still had a lot of fun going to the ones that you did go to.

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  11. Summer camps moved to a whole new level nowadays! I found zoo summer camp, nature museum summer camp and robotics (science) camp that I wanted to enroll myself in, but they won't let me. They say I'm too old. Bummer! They just didn't have these around when I was a kid...lol

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    1. There are a lot of camp nowadays. I actually didn't realize how much different camps there were until I was looking for camps for my own kids.

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  12. my two boys went to scouts and we went with them for a weekend. It was so much fun. I think there should be family camp.

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    1. A family camp would certainly be a great idea.

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  13. My little ones are still too little to go to summer camp but I know that they will both love it. I think it's so good for kids.

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    1. Yes there are benefits to going to camp, although every once in a while you hear the bad news about someone getting abused at camp, but generally they're pretty safe.

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  14. I did attend summer camp as a kid and loved it! I got away from my parents - yeah! I have sent my girls and they sort of enjoyed it - but the sleep thing really whacked them out. They love everything about summer camp but the sleeping - they like their sleep!

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    1. Oh I can totally understand that but at least they still had fun. Are you planning on sending them back.

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  15. I never attended a summer camp but wish I had at least once, I think it's a great way to experience new things and make new friends!

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that but I'm sure you still a had fun during the summer. Maybe your kids will get to experience what you haven't.

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  16. I went to summer camp for a week every summer starting when I wan in 3rd grade. Girl shout camp, church camp... I had a blast every time!

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    1. Camps can be a lot of fun and happy to hear that you enjoyed it.

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  17. I loved summer camp as a kid, I went every year. I am not sure every kid is meant for summer camp, because its not for everyone. I will make sure both of my kids experience summer camp!

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    1. It really is and if your comes home not liking it, I won't force them to go back.

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  18. I never got to go away to summer camp. I hope my kids will want to go one day when they are older.

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    1. If they, give them the experience of summer camp. It's a once in lifetime experience.

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  19. I remember doing a couple camps when I was little but not sure if it's where I live but you don't hear about them much anymore.

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    1. I have noticed that you don't hear about them much anymore but they do exist.

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  20. Honestly, I have never been a big fan of summer camp. As an educator, I am all too aware of the negative things that could happen to children when they attend these types of programs. Having said that, however, I know a lot of people who have been to summer camp as kids and had great experiences.

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    1. While I've had a few bad experiences that do happen at camps but there are a few amazing camps as well.

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  21. I have some of the fondest memories from camp. My daughter goes to camp every year and loves it too!

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    1. That is awesome! I know that I had an amazing time when I went to camp. Loved it!

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  22. I loved summer camp when I was a kid! It was always one of the best weeks of summer. I can't wait for my daughter to be old enough to experience camp for herself. Hopefully she loves it as much as I did and makes the best memories ever :)

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    1. I'm pretty sure that if you send her to an amazing camp that she'll have a great time. I would encourage finding a few camps that you love and having her choose the one she wants to go to.

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