School ends, and kids have nothing to do for three months. That may be true of other children, but not yours. You have no desire to let your children spend the summer sitting on the couch playing video games. You know they need something to keep them active, but you aren’t sure you have the money for summer camp. The truth is that if you can afford it or get financial assistance, Jewish summer camp is worth every single dime you will spend. Here’s why.
1. Social Growth
Any type of camp that includes multiple children gives little ones lessons in social skills. Your child will learn to be part of a team, lead others and work to achieve a common goal. These are skills that your child will carry into adulthood.
2. Life Skills
Many camps offer a variety of activities that your child will take with them through the rest of their lives. For example, when your child learns to swim, they are safe in the water. When your child takes part in craft activities, they enhance their fine motor skills. Look for a camp that offers activities that your child may need to learn before they can participate in.
3. Boredom Buster
You know what happens when your kids get bored — they begin to misbehave. It’s natural and not unique to any child. When you enroll your child in Jewish summer camp, they are happy and active. You may not see the typical misbehaviors that come from bored, grumpy kids.
If you would like information on the ways we can assist you with financial aid for Jewish summer camp, please reach out to our friendly team. We have options for first-time campers and “veterans” alike!