4 Reasons Why Kids & Teens Can’t Miss Summer Camp

A group of kids practice their soccer skills at soccer camp at the Brandywine YMCA in Coatesville.

Do you remember your best summer ever? Did you spend your days with your friends at the local pool? Did you head to the park and play basketball? Or was your best summer the one when you discovered your favorite literary heroes and followed their adventures from the comfort of your own backyard? 

Summer is the ideal time to get children out and exploring, but for some, the end of the school year can mean limited access to recreational and educational activities which help them learn, grow and thrive.

Studies show that children can experience learning loss and even gain weight twice as fast during the summer than during the school year. But summer camp can combat all of this! Here are four of our favorite reasons for kids and teens to attend summer camp.

  1. Being Active - Summer camp is all about a wide variety of new experiences, exploring the outdoors, swimming and playing games. 
     
  2. Personal Growth – Camps offer opportunities for youth to learn new skills, develop confidence and independence, learn teamwork and make new friends. 
     
  3. Friendships - Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming and talent shows, campers make new friends and strengthen existing friendships. The bonds formed at camp can last far beyond the time spent there.
     
  4. Memories - Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that provides each camper memories that will last a lifetime. Enthusiastic campers share their daily stories at home and have plenty of adventures to share when it is time to return to school!

A leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 130 years. Ready to learn more about how you can give your kids and teens the best summer ever? Get started today!