Children and the World Need Summer Camps0
Children and the World Need Summer Camps
By Katie Deutz
Summer camps offer many benefits and enrich a child’s life in many ways opening them up to new beginnings and new friends while having fun in the process. Although camps seem all fun and games, parents often worry how their child will react and the care that they will be placing their children in. In the end, how you perceive this experience with your child is how they will receive the idea.
There are many types of summer camps — from sleep-away camp to fencing and performing arts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. One of the special things about a child attending camp are the traditions. Each camp program is special and as a result of the style, programs, and, most importantly, the experience is what the campers remember.
The camp experiences that a child is exposed to gives them a chance to begin forming their own life while in an environment that is safe and nurturing. That safe environment gives them the freedom to make their own friends and allows them to begin deciding what they want to do with their lives. The magic of summer camps helps them learn about themselves and the ability to interact with others. It also allows them to enter a whole new world of something they might not otherwise engage in. Summer camps give children the opportunity to work at being the best they can be.
The world needs summer camps. They enrich a child’s life, allowing them to grow and become more independent as they make friends and begin to shape their own life. Camps contribute to making a well-rounded child who will take their camp experiences out into the world with them as they grow, helping to shape the future. Campers learn leadership in camp and take that with them into other activities as they mature.
When you open your child’s life to summer camps, you will are giving them a gift so precious that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. In addition to learning self-confidence and independence, they will be making memories to last a lifetime.
Katie is the Director of Operations for C.A.T.S. Summer Camps and has been with the company for 10 years, starting out as a volunteer and becoming a part of the staff the following year. Katie holds degrees in Business and Marketing. She is also an accomplished dancer and choreographer and has choreographed numerous dance numbers for C.A.T.S. over the years. Katie studied and taught dance in Ventura County for over 10 years. She oversees the operations of all of our camp locations, is the content manager for our music-based camps, as well as aids in the marketing and recruiting efforts for the company.