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Why Schools and Home Can't Compete with Camp

Dr. Michael Thompson, author of Homesick and Happy, and 100-year old charity Moorelands share reasons why summer camp can be life-changing               Link to article...

The Top Five Reasons Kids Should Go to Camp

Is Your Child Ready for Sleep Away Camp?  

When 4-H alumni reminisce, they invariably point to 4-H camp, if they attended, as one of the highlights of their lives.

“For many, it was their first time away from home,” Tassin said. “They had to learn to make new friends and to try new things. They had to learn teamwork skills.”

In a survey of former campers and their parents, Tassin found tangible evidence of the value of the camping experience:

For the campers

  • 100% learned to do their share when working with others.
  • 98% met new people they would like to stay in touch with and want to go back to camp next year.
  • 93% learned to complete jobs they were responsible for and the importance of being on time.

For the campers’ parents

  • 100% felt the benefits of camp outweighed the cost; they were glad they sent their children to camp.
  • 93% said their children were more willing to try to things because of camp.
  • 90% felt their children gained self-confidence and respect for others.

“Camping is a unique learning opportunity,” Tassin said. “At 4-H camp we offer a nurturing, caring environment where everybody gets the chance to have fun and learn something new.”

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