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					Why Summer Camp

Coming out of school most kids just want to take a long and blissful break without having to worry about
anything else, but is this actually helpful when it is all said and done? The truth is that most kids end up
coming home from a stress-free summer that didn’t add to their knowledge at all and that doesn’t help
them at all in the classroom. Here are some ways that a stony brook summer camp can not only help in
school but other aspects of your kid’s life.

Social intelligence


This is a great opportunity for your kid to learn to get along with other
people in a new environment. If you aren’t one of those people who
move around that much then you may find that your kid sticks with the
same friends and never goes outside of their comfort zone. This can be
a crucial learning experience and can help them build confidence in
their ability to make friends. This will help them for the rest of their
lives.

Learning a new skill


Whether it is one of those outdoor summer camps, music camp, or a sports camp, you can be sure that
they will have a condensed curriculum that helps them develop a skill that is applicable and that can
help build confidence in their ability to learn something new. The difference between this learning
environment and others is that this one is completely focused on one subject that your kid should be
excited about. This really enhances and increases the speed of the learning process.


                                    Busy


                                     Everyone knows one of the hardest things about the summer
                                     sometimes is actually keeping your kids from being bored and
                                     getting into trouble. You can try and keep them busy by working
                                     them to death or you can give them an opportunity to learn and
                                     grow by attending a summer camp. With all of the variety of camps
                                     available out there, you will definitely be able to place your child in
                                     the camp that they will enjoy and learn the most from.
Job opportunities


Most kids that go to a summer camp and then go back the next year may want to eventually work at the
selfsame camp. This is a great opportunity as most kids are working fast food or some menial manual
labor for the summer. Your kid can be building his/her resume while they continue to learn by teaching
and working with other kids.

Overall it may cost a little extra money and it may take time out of the summer, but getting your kid out
to a summer camp can really help them get ahead in life by helping them develop their social
intelligence, their skills, and ultimately keep them busy for the whole summer. Don’t be fooled by
people saying that they won’t gain much out of it, or that it is too expensive. You won’t regret giving
your kid a chance to be in a new environment with peers while he learns valuable skills for life.



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