Summer camps all over the world buzz with activity in the summertime. This is when kids with backpacks and lots of enthusiasm stay at a camp for the summer. It is a time of merry activities and laughter.
While in charge of a summer camp or choosing a summer camp, the activities selected are important. Depending on the age group and the type of place, activities will vary in nature. Nevertheless, it is important to ensure a blend of outdoor and indoor occupations for the kids to have an all-round entertainment and learning experience.
Arts and craft
It is at a young age, most often, that a person’s creative talents become apparent. You never know which child may have a creative genius hidden inside them. Activities involving drawing, painting and coloring are all healthy for the mind and spirit. Colors have a positive impact on children.
Craft is a slightly messy, but fun way of nurturing a child’s creative skills. Instead of wasting new paper, encourage a ‘best out of waste’ activity. Children can learn to make birdhouses, key chains or solar systems by using used containers or boxes and balls.
When the weather is glorious and the kids are active, take them out for walks in gardens or the woods. They can indulge in bird watching and learn to identify different species.
Trekking and picnics are other fun activities that children would love to engage in while at summer camp. Cycling is a healthy exercise: an early morning ride around the camp area results in a fresh start to the day.
The quiet side
Too much activity can be exhausting. Children also need to learn the importance of relaxation and concentration. Teaching them some basic and simple yoga steps would help improve memory and keep them healthy, mentally and physically. Appreciation of books and reading is necessary to build intellectual and language skills.
Summer camp can be one of the best and most memorable times of a child’s life. The best activities help ensure overall development.