Variety Is Key
There is a broad range of youth camps with specialized programs available to suit every interest, strength and need; but how do you decide which youth camp/program is the correct choice for your child(ren)? As you begin your research on the various options, ask yourself what are the needs of my child and what would best benefit his/her growing mind. For more mature youth there are overnight types camps which may lead to more meaningful and lifelong friendships. If your child is not quite ready to stay away from home, there are day camps with selected programs to entice their interests and still provide the excitement of going to camp.
Within these different styles of youth camps are unique specialties to assist your child in focusing on a particular activity or skill. This can range from sports/fitness to computers, language to arts, or just having an adventure floating down the river in a canoe or learning how to build a fire. Another popular style of youth camp that has come from the adults is health and fitness camps. Due to the overgrowth in obesity, children to adults, this particular camp has grown dramatically to help create healthier lifestyles and form a daily program to maintain weight gains/losses.
Due to this uprising epidemic, four out of ten people will attempt to exercise in hopes to help relieve lower back pains. Unlike the stereotypical “gym rat”, these fitness youth camps will pull your child(ren) out into the open and have scheduled fitness classes, maybe even aquatic therapy, and provide them with their own personal trainers. Having access to multiple specialists will enable their success in achieving their personal weight loss goals. And, by allowing them the freedom to select which programs they want to be involved in, they will tap into their personal skills and advance their knowledge and increase their long term success rate.
Other styles of youth camps are educational camps that will teach about robotics, engineering, or aviation. These help build and structure our child(ren(s)) mind to think outside the box and give them advance skills to aid them in their future careers. Additionally, a medical spa is also on the list of youth camps, spending more time towards cosmetics but teaching the importance of physical and mental health. This would include massage therapy sessions, manicures and pedicures, maybe even haircut and highlights, everything included with a spa day with the added education.
Depending on your child(s) needs and interest will depict on which youth camps are best suited for them. Be sure to discuss all the options with them, give plenty of options for them to decide what direction their curious minds lead. Allow plenty of time to process the information given, our kiddos might have many curiosities they want to discover. These youth camps are assisting us in raising our future, and their future generations by tapping into hidden skill sets and applying applications for growth.