The weather outside may be frightful, but the summer camp season will be back again before you know it. If you’re struggling finding the perfect Christmas gift for your kids this year, why not give them the gift of an incredible, unforgettable summer camp experience? Here are some reasons why giving the gift of camp is a great idea:
Summer camp is an incredible, unforgettable experience.
Did we mention that already? It’s worth mentioning again! A week spent away at camp has many positive benefits for your kids. They will gain self confidence and social skills as they learn and experience new things, make life-long friendships and develop a love for the outdoors. At summer camp, kids are kept fully-engaged, physically active and can participate in a wide range of adventure activities. Plus, it’s a place where kids can truly be kids, complete with silly skits, wacky songs and all kids of goofiness.
Your kids don't need more 'stuff'.
Do you feel like you must purge a few boxes of old toys to make room for new ones every Christmas? Are you worried they will lose interest in the ‘stuff’ you get them again this year? Kids tend to lose their interest in toys,and toys can produce a lot of waste and garbage. The gift of camp will give them something to look forward to for the rest of the season and the memories they’ll make at camp will last a lifetime. Plus, it's better for the environment.
Summer camp is a great gift for hard-to-buy-for teenagers.
If they already have the latest phone or other gadget, you might find a teenager difficult to buy for. Teenagers love summer camp. In fact, many teens who attend camp end up wanting to volunteer and work at camp as soon as they’re old enough. The summer camp experience allows them to grow into young adults, in an encouraging, positive and nurturing environment. It also allows to teens to express themselves, make friends, build community and be a part of something special.
Tick two things off your to-do list.
Most camps are beginning to accept registrations for 2019 already, so if you register your kids now, you’ll get the spot in the camp that works best for your family’s schedule. Plus, if you were planning on sending them to camp any ways, you can check that off your list now AND have something exciting to put under the tree.
If this sounds like a good idea and a great fit for your kids, make it more exciting by giving them something with it that will build anticipation. Call the camp and ask if you can purchase some fun swag to go with the gift, like a camp t-shirt, ball cap or other branded items. You can also pair your summer camp gift with something they might use at camp, like a new sleeping bag or a fancy flashlight.
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