Aside from getting a few days of peace and quiet with no kids in the house, there are plenty of benefits for sending your kids to pursue a sport that they love. Most kids are often enamored with a certain sport or activity by the time that they are old enough to go to sports camp so enthusiasm probably won’t be a factor.
Regardless of age or skill, a camp is a perfect place to bond, learn valuable life skills and come away from it with some kind of benefit whether it is physical, mental, or both. In addition, camps can be scary for most children, but if they find a camp that they can have fun in, it can push them through their fears.
The benefits of sports camp
First, one of the major benefits of a sports camp, especially if your child is passionate about the activity, is that it fosters a love for the sport that can grow with them. You can see your child go through little league, middle school, and high school teams all because of one camp.
Regardless of the sport, working with others is often a major lesson that will be learned no matter what. Having team members with different backgrounds, skill levels, and strengths can foster communication skills as the players learn about one another and where they have the greatest strengths.
As players learn how to respectfully communicate and compliment one other, they are growing their communication and leadership skills, as well as learning how to receive and give encouragement with others.
Second, the skills that your child has can be further developed by the coaches at the camp, and many athletic camps have time where coaches and professionals can give one on one time to the athletes and give them a chance to ask specific questions and improve their personal skills.
Consistent play allows for improvement on both basic and new techniques, giving everyone a good dosage of hard work and the importance of using coaches and mentors to their benefit to improve their skills.
Aside from the obvious benefits of improving skills and making new friends, sports camps often provide good memories and variation from the rest of summer, allowing them to get outside and get exposed to a practice routine after some relaxation.
In addition, different skills can be transferred not just between sports but also between life skills. The fast-paced hand-eye coordination of basketball can benefit children who want to work in a fast paced environment, while the slow-paced and methodical play through of chess can help people who want to use critical thinking skills.
Sign them up for sports camp!
Summer sports camps for boys and girls are all backed with both positive active and passive life benefits that can help your child grow as a person and as a team player. Stoking their passions and getting them involved in a sports camp is one of the best ways for them to spend their summers.