Calling All First Time Camp Parents

The first summer you send your kids off to the most amazing adventure they will hold close to their hearts forever will bring many emotions. As much joy as this can bring you and them, it also brings feelings of nervousness and anxiety.

The Boston Globe recently spoke with some camp directors, their insight is spot on. They talk about how camp is a terrific, safe place for kids to try out new things. “Risk taking is what promotes growth, whether in business or in life,” says Bud Copeland, director of membership and engagement at the American Camp Association’s New England chapter.

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Why Summer Camp May Be The Secret To A Longer Life

The American Camp Association is constantly working with camp directors and their staff on improving the quality of their camp. At their latest staff training conference, they discussed friendship skills (one of our favorite topics). Their findings were amazing. The similarities that experts say is the secret to a longer life is what CAMP gives. Just to name a few:

  • Face-to-face connection time.
  • Feeling a sense of acceptance and belonging.
  • Being outside, in nature.
  • Being more mindful, present, in-the-moment.
  • Lots of play: singing, dancing, games.
  • Adequate sleep.
  • Trying and experiencing new things.

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