3 Reasons to Send Your Children to Overnight Camp

If your children are getting older and are ready for some independence, it could be the perfect time to send them to an overnight camp. At camp, your children can develop a number of valuable skills and form meaningful connections with their fellow campers. If you aren’t sure whether this option is right for your children, check out these top three reasons to send your kids to overnight camp.

New Skills

If your children often complain about being bored at home, a camp schedule jam-packed with activities can solve this problem instantly. During their time at camp, your children will have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of tasks and activities that can teach them important skills. Whether they go for a swim or use materials from a craft store Long Beach CA to create original artwork, they can give their bodies and minds a workout when they participate in camp activities.

Lasting Friendships

Your children might already have a close-knit group of friends at school, but attending an overnight camp can encourage them to expand their circle. Spending a week or two in an unfamiliar environment forces your children to interact with the other campers they meet and form meaningful bonds with them. Your kids might feel lonely or uncomfortable when they first settle in, but in no time they’ll be happily chatting away with their bunkmates.

Independence

One of the most lasting benefits of sending your kids to overnight camp is letting them have a taste of independence. While they’re in a new environment without their parents’ help, your children will have to make dozens of choices on their own, from choosing what to eat to deciding which activities they should sign up for. They might mess up every now and then, but these mistakes are a crucial aspect of the learning process.

After their time at overnight camp, your children can emerge as improved versions of themselves. The skills they learn there and the experiences they have can last a lifetime.

Feeling Stuck

There are so many possibilities out there. So many adventures and  pursuits await each of us. It doesn’t matter how old one is but what matters is the desire and discipline to achieve the set goals. Endless opportunities are available, through one’s connections and through the internet. But which goals are truly worth pursuing? How would you know that what you are aiming for matters at the end? How would you gauge success? What is worth living for?

I constantly think of my life…. since I was in my 20s, I have always dedicated my life to the Lord. Whatever opportunities open up in my life, it was important to me that I seek the Lord’s wisdom about it. But more often than not, I felt unsure whether the Lord wants me to pursue it or it was just my human desire to pursue something. So I will wait for the Lord’s movement in my life and see if how He leads me.

Many years forward, I find myself in the same situation. Still seeking the Lord’s guidance about the work I am currently involved in. I have always believed that the Lord moved in seasons in one’s life and I want to be sensitive to His leading every season. I want to pursue only those opportunities that would matter in eternity. But there are days that I feel stuck and unable to move towards those goals. Unsure if that is where God is leading, I find myself praying and seeking His wisdom once again.

I don’t know if you are in a situation like mine. But today, I want to encourage you that the Lord will answer. He is never too early nor too late. He will lead us as we trust Him and obey His word over our lives. Let us keep seeking Him – wait upon the Lord and His Words will certainly come to pass.

 

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