Learning about life through recreational activities in summer camps
The process of making learning a fun filled activity is extended even beyond pre-school and is manifested in the form of kids’ summer camps that are quite a rage nowadays. Children of all ages have the ability to learn more quickly and effectively through games and other activities that teach about life skills in a better way than preaching wisdom that is hard to understand. The concept of summer camps for children is based on this premise and has gained wide popularity among children and parents alike. By sending children to summer camps, parents allow them to learn the skills that are essential for independent living, to do things in their own way and understand what teamwork and friendship is all about.
Many kindergarten schools hold kids’ summer camps for the age group 2 to 9 years, where children get the rare opportunity of living together with other children for a few days and gather new experiences that would not be possible had they been confined to the classrooms. Organizing summer camps have become a part of kindergarten programs that believe in holistic learning beyond the formal curriculum. It is in these camps that children get to view a slice of life, come to know about the ways to live in a group that have the seeds of community living sown within it. Children get familiar with the different shades of life that help them to go ahead in future.
There are different types of summer camps that are organized to meet the varied requirements of children. The duration of camps is flexible. One can choose from full day programs, half day programs or can even opt for extended day programs. The camps are held 2 to 5 days every week and can continue for a period of 4 to 10 weeks. This gives the parents ample opportunity to choose the most appropriate slot for their children and the wide range of options ensure that maximum children can get enrolled.
Sports, arts and crafts and music are the main categories of activities in a summer camp. There are events planned for each day based on certain themes and there are opportunities for swimming and other sports besides having provision for shows and trips. There are carnivals and other programs especially for rainy days. Children can participate in programs that suits that age.
Learning new things
All the activities are designed with the purpose of recreation so that children can get the most memorable experience of camp life. They are allowed to participate in whichever event they are comfortable with and the experience help them to gain more confidence in things that they do. They can use this opportunity to make new friends, improve their inter-personal skills so that they can work in a team by putting the team objectives ahead of personal goals.
There cannot be a better way of learning than gaining knowledge from hands on experience and this is precisely what one should expect to get from kids’ summer camps.