A summer camp or teen program is an invaluable gift to give your child. Whether it’s through the friendships that are made at camp or traveling to an exotic location, summer programs provide endless possibilities of growth and memories that last a lifetime.
Overnight camp is often a throwback to the past. As Michael Eisner says, “Camp transports kids with everything to a place where they have close to nothing.” Going to an overnight camp or summer program allows them to forge ahead in new directions without parents hovering over them. It’s an opportunity for children to learn new skills, become independent and develop passions that may lead to life long hobbies or even future careers. Imagine a place where you can take risks and try things that you never dreamed of doing!
Camp allows kids to be themselves. At summer camp children are celebrated for who they are – not by what they can do, how much they have and how many things they’re good at. They return home with a new sense of confidence and self-esteem.
Here is a glimpse from parents and students who commented on the summer experiences we connected them with last summer:
“They appreciated the setting, with a meadow, forest, pool and lagoon – and, of course, the animals. They came back proud, insisting we sign them up for next summer!”
“She enjoyed every minute and bonded with her horse. She had stories about sleeping out under the stars and cows breaking down the fence they put up! How wonderful to hear her telling stories – a girl who lives near downtown LA!”
“My internship was unbelievable! I met so many great people and learned so much about the industry. I am so lucky to have begun so many friendships that I hope will last a lifetime!
The holidays are the perfect time for you to look at summer programs with your child. What better gift . . . than the gift of an amazing summer experience!