Summers should be an idyllic time in childhood when a child
has the opportunity to stretch out of their comfort zone and
reach their full potential.

Yet, finding healthy ways to keep your kids engaged
during the summer months can be one of the most
challenging parenting tasks you face, especially if you
work during the day.

If you are tired of hearing those whines of boredom or
listening to the constant drone of video games playing
in the background, then here are just a few of the
reasons why camp is the perfect way for your kids to
spend their summer break.


Texting and video gaming do little more than work out
your child’s thumbs, and all of that extra energy never
gets dispersed. At camp, kids enjoy days that are
packed with physical activity.

Canoeing, wakeboarding, hiking and rock climbing are
all just normal things for campers to do on a beautiful
summer day.

By the end of the summer, kids are not only stronger,
but they also understand how to direct their energy
toward positive activities that enable them to learn
new skills.


Sure, going to camp for the first time is hard, and homesickness
is a real thing.

However, those nervous feelings usually only last for a
short time, and kids feel a major sense of
accomplishment after they complete their first week.

As kids progress through the different levels of camp,
they also gain confidence from helping younger
campers adjust to the new routine.

Additionally, spending a few weeks away from home
helps children to enjoy greater independence while
still being surrounded by a support network of friends
and camp counselors.


Do you have a budding actor or perhaps an avid guitarist? These
early childhood interests can often turn into lifelong hobbies and
even careers when kids are given the tools they need to explore
their strengths.

The summer months offer a chance for kids to explore their interests
while unimpeded by academic studies. For this reason, summer
camps are full of programs dedicated to the arts.

Putting on a play, performing with a band and making pottery are
all creative endeavors that can allow your child to tap into a talent.


During the school year, kids spend the majority of the day
with children from their neighborhood.

While it is great to have local friends, going to camp can
expand a child’s opportunities to appreciate diversity.

Experiences such as learning how to work out differences
with members of their Cabin Group and singing around the
campfire help children to form long-lasting friendships with
peers from all over the world.

When the school doors close for the summer, children
look forward to several months of freedom.

However, it is important to make sure those long summer
days are filled with wholesome activities that stimulate
their minds and bodies.

Keeping your kids busy throughout the summer is easy
with camp activities that encourage your kids to conquer
challenges and build greater self-esteem.

If you're considering sending your child to an overnight summer
camp, be sure to visit our site to learn about Camp Walt Whitman.

Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire,
Camp Walt Whitman offers a safe, nurturing environment
in a beautiful mountain setting.

Our camp is a coed sleepaway camp, with separate
areas for boys and girls. The kids have a blast, and
make friendships that can last a lifetime.

Camp Walt Whitman
1000 Cape Moonshine Rd
Piermont, NH 03779