Although many Atlanta parents are planning and getting ready for spring break, now's actually the time to start thinking about summer camp!
School will be out for summer recess before you know it and the kids will be ready to enjoy the hotter weather. And if you plan now to choose the right camp it will most likely also be a phenomenal educational experience for your children.
Claire Hass, vice president for education at Kiddie Academy told me that "summer camp programs can help your children test their boundaries socially, physically, mentally and emotionally."
She says the more relaxed atmosphere of a summer program helps open children up to new experiences. The right program can help a child develop leadership skills and a sense of independence, which are important building blocks for future academic and personal success.
One father who sends his children to summer camp says he's recognized the following benefits of attending camp in his own children told me his kids:
- have something to look forward to each summer;
- meet and make new friends;
- get to experience diverse backgrounds and cultures of kids that attend camp;
- learn a sense of independence;
- consider the completed week as an achievement and;
- have some serious talking topics for the rest of the summer
Summer camp gives kids the opportunity to try something new and even allows your child to sample a new hobby before committing to six months of dance, music or martial arts lessons.
Now is the time to get your children enrolled, so start shopping around to find the perfect camp!
For a list of some great summer camps in South Fulton and Clayton County, visit our summer camp guide here.