The Importance of Kids Camp.
Having children home for the holidays is great because they keep you occupied and you can spend time with them, but you need to make sure that they are also receiving skills that will be helpful for them in their lifetime. Learning life skills is important and your children will need this growing up. It is possible for them to learn a couple from you but this is not something you can rely on. This is why kids camps exist and you need to ensure that your children are going to at least one of them every year.
Physical activity is not something that happens often at home but at the camp, the children will have to engage in physical activity on a daily basis. Children obesity is accelerating at a faster rate and it should not come to that when you can let your children be involved in physical activity. Healthy habits should be taught from childhood because there is a high chance they will stick instead of having to do this as adults because it is more difficult.
There are competitions at this camps and this builds a sense of accomplishment in your children which is great for their self-esteem. The last thing you need is to raise a child who does not have a sense of self-confidence because they will be putting up with being bullied and even fail to stand up to themselves. Even if they do not come up as the first in line, being a part of the team will do much good to them and this is all they need to develop a sense of accomplishment. When there are competitions, not everyone can win and your kids need to know early in life that it is okay to be on the losing side. The sense of resilience they get from this lets them know that there is nothing wrong with trying new things because even losing will not be the end of the road for them.
The kids need to develop some sense of independence too because if not they are going to be in the nest forever. They will be able to make their own decisions and stand by them which will come in handy in life. Instead of being influenced by peer pressure, they will make solid choices and stick with them at the right time. It is not just ice cream joints you will have to pick for the holidays but also the camps.