Unique Activies Kids Get to Try Out At Camp


Each year more than 11 million children and adults attend summer camp in the U.S., and for great reasons. Camp is amazing in many different ways — it helps expose kids to the great outdoors when they otherwise might not experience it, and helps them create amazing, valuable, life long relationships. They also get the chance to incorporate exercise into their lives at all times — considering that only about one in five homes have parks within a half-mile, and about the same number have a fitness or recreation center within that distance.

But, one of the most valuable and important skills a person can develop from camp is interest in something that would have been hard to experience in any other way — and it\’s proven that this interest sticks around. According to research by the American Camp Association (ACA), 63% of children who learn new activities at camp will sustain an interest in those activities after camp is over. Check out this list of three things a child might experience at camp and learn to truly enjoy:

Horse-Back Riding
Horse riding can be hard to get into, especially if a child lives in the city. Camp offers the perfect opportunity for them to try it out, decide if they like it, and develop the skills they need to carry if on when they go home. At camp, they can develop a love for horses and the sport of riding.

Choosing the right sport for your child can be as hard as choosing the right private schools, kindergarten, or preschool. But at camp, they are welcome to \”shop around\” activities to an extend, and try more unique options, like fencing. Fencing is an ancient and extremely fun sport, and will train your child in strength, agility, and problem solving.

Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is another activity that your child can explore in the comfort of camp setting — not only that, they have the whole summer to challenge themselves to learn and reach different rock climbing goals.

Give your child the gift of camp this summer so that they have time to reach their full potential and try all sorts of unique activities!