It’s a bold claim to make, but it’s true: Children who attend summer activity camps pick up a range of vital skills that will see them right for a lifetime.
So let’s take a quick look at just some of the essential life lessons your kids will pick up if they spend the summer with us.
And the most amazing thing is that your kids won’t even realise they’re learning! They’ll be having too much fun!
Teamwork & Communication
Most, if not all, of our activities are designed to instil the importance of working together.
With football and other sports it’s obvious how this will work, as these are team based games. But even when we’re quietly painting masks, or not-so-quietly putting on plays indoors, we still make a point of stressing the importance of working together, of respecting others, and of listening!
Also, it’s worth remembering that the majority of children who attend our camps do so alone. They have to make new friends, and fast. But you’d be amazed at how easy most children find this.
Making new friends with fresh faces from a range of backgrounds allows children to quickly develop some rather sophisticated communication skills. And trust us – these are skills they’ll never forget.
Resilience & Decision Making
We often talk about how activity camps can encourage kids to try new things. But we’ve barely scratched the surface of just how empowering this can be.
Every time your child tries something new, they’ll step out of their comfort zone. And when they’re away from home, surrounded by new friends, they’ll be out of their comfort zone already. Kids will soon learn that new experiences aren’t scary – they’re great! This can inspire a feeling of resilience which, again, will likely stick with them for life.
What’s more, your kids are free to choose everything they do at Barracudas Activity Camp. True, the choice is often between two equally appealing activities. But still, for many kids, this will be an unprecedented level of independence. It might not seem like much, but the simple act of choosing the direction their day takes can make kids more assertive and more self-confident.
Every year at the end of the season, parents get in touch to tell us just how much their children have changed since the start of the summer.
They always seem a lot more confident, and they often seem more polite and more willing to listen.