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The 3 Most Important Things Your Kids Get Out Of Camp

Mar 11, 2019, 10:42 AM by Emily Sampl

The number of experiences and benefits your child gets from summer camp is endless. We could go on and on and on. Give one of the YMCA of Northern Colorado's summer day or overnight camps a try and your kids will be treated not just to a fresh set of activities, but also the chance to build confidence, step outside their comfort zone and stay active. Camp also provides kids with safe spaces and mentors to ensure their summer is positive and productive. 

And that's not all. 

Here are three surprising benefits your kids will see by giving camp a try this summer:

Girls smiling during summer camp

1. Learning new skills and taking risks

YMCA summer camps provide kids with the opportunity to learn new skills and try new activities first-hand — something they may not get the chance to do in a typical classroom setting. From swimming, archery and canoeing to dancing, hiking and exploring the outdoors, kids learn and grow by using their imagination, building and discovering in a hands-on setting. Whether your kids are eager to improve their skills in a sport or subject they’re already interested in, or they’re looking to branch out and try something new, there’s a camp for every athlete, explorer, builder, scientist, inventor and student. 

2. Making and building friendships

During YMCA summer camp, your kids will be able to interact with new people who might not be in their regular social circles in their classes, sports or neighborhood. The Y brings together kids of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds and gives everyone the chance to learn, grow and work together in fun yet educational settings that will challenge them and push them outside their comfort zone. 

Kids roast marshmallows over a campfire

3. Developing a sense of belonging and community

Children thrive in environments where they feel included, welcome and safe. When your child heads off to camp, rest assured that they will be a part of a supervised, positive environment led by positive role models who care about their well-being and want to create a great experience for all. 

Registration is now open for YMCA of Northern Colorado Summer Camps. 

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