Why is Camping an Important Activity For Children?
Some parents think of camping as an irrelevant extra-curricular activity that just wastes their children’s time and their money. Other parents think it is unsafe for them to send their children off for so many nights.
However, according to the age of the children, the activities, safety and timings of camps differ. For young children aging from about three to thirteen, the camp activities are surrounded with tasks like painting, playing with other children, eating healthy food and clothing up their mess. Other than this, they have full day camps and the children get picked by their parents in the evening.
For older children, from ages fourteen to nineteen, the activities are more advanced and complex, so that they are able to learn things. They have to cook their own food, work in teams, makes their own tents, play different games, make a fire and more. Their camps can be outside of the city, in a forest or in the mountains, meaning overnight trips.
Camps being dangerous and useless are a misunderstanding from the parents’ side. According to the age of your children, you can find a suitable camp. Some schools also provide summer camps, which are considered safer by parents. Summer camps can be about; teamwork, music or debates. These camps also take place for sport teams so that they can bond with each other.
Scottsdale summer camps are quite popular and common, so almost all the children of different ages attend them. Younger children have simpler and safer camps, while the older children have more complex task in their camps.
Now that you know what camping consists of and how it helps your children grow, both mentally and physically, you can consider putting them into such a program in the holidays.