The Benefits of Summer Camp

Why go to Summer Camp?

Camp is more than just fun and games…camp is a life campus

Summer camp! So much fun, but more than that … so much learned.

At first glance, summer camp is a place for kids to learn to swim, sing or speak French. But look closer.

The seven-year-old day campers are engaged in a first lesson of climbing. A troupe of tweens, some too shy to raise a hand in school, bow to applause, having found confidence and their voice in a summer drama production.

The group of 14-year-olds will discuss topical issues, will learn the civilization of French-speaking countries but will also overcome their fear of tumbling torrents in canyoning. At each day’s end, they are reporters describing challenges met in stories and memories that fill personal journals. Teenagers gazing at constellations and shooting stars contemplate the wow and how of the universe and turn philosophical, considering their place in it.

Look closer still and you’ll see children learning through choices made, chores divvied up, friendships forged … learning self-sufficiency, self-confidence and leadership.

You want the best for your kids. If a good education is top of the list, think of school- plus-camp as the winning combination.

Summer Camp Builds Skills for Life

Concrete Skill Development Soft Skill Development
School, work and life skills 
problem solving, self-discipline, perseverance, goal setting and time management and team building
Gaining confidence and self-esteem
Leadership and personal growth 
learning to inspire and to work as part of a team, achievements at camp build self-esteem and confidence
Becoming more independent
Igniting future career interests
an actor, an astronaut, an athlete, an astronomer
Internalizing morals and values
Specialty training
mastering sailing, rafting, swimming, debate transfer back to classroom work
Gaining better self-awareness
Learning to try new things
Kids discover and explore new sports, crafts and challenges like Climbing in trees or in the Biathlon
Improving interpersonal and social skills
Learning through success and failure 
There are no grades at camp. Kids are encouraged in a supportive environment to test and master new skills and try again and again if they fail
Becoming a good community member and good citizen
Physical activity and increased strength
kids are up and active and using their bodies as well as their minds
Taking responsibility for self and others