How Does Summer Camp Impact Kids?

Thinking about summer camp for your child? These testimonials from two mothers may help you make up your mind.

“My 10-year-old daughter has always been fiercely independent and has gone to summer camp since she was barely 6 years old…her choice, not mine! Camp Spalding is the one she has attended the past three summers—and will attend again this summer. This is her favorite part of summer. She has made valuable friendships…and enjoys participating in activities she might not otherwise have a chance to experience, such as archery, sand volleyball, and horseback riding. She loves to be outdoors where she can enjoy nature and sing campfire songs.

My 8-year-old son…was ready last summer to attend Camp Spalding’s Junior II camp [3 days and 2 nights]. He grew in independence and self-confidence…learned to care for his possessions and stay organized while at camp—amazingly, he made it home with everything he took to camp! He is excited to return this summer.” – Julie Kaczmark

“My 11-year-old son has been going to Twin Eagles Wilderness School day camps every summer since 2015, and this summer my 6-year-old daughter will also go. Twin Eagles allows kids to be exploratory, which I think is pretty unheard of for camps. ‘Exploratory’ can be scary for some parents because it allows room for risk and the unknown. My agenda for choosing Twin Eagles is so my kids become more comfortable in the outdoors. They love to be outside and these camps enhance that love. The staff care about the whole child and teach lifelong skills. Twin Eagles impacts the spirit and soul of children.” – Amy Gustafson //

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