Why You Shouldn’t Worry While Your Kids Are At Camp
Being away from your kids is never an easy task. Sending your kids to camp can be nerve wrecking especially if it’s their first time away from home. Who will make sure they brush their teeth or comb their hair? Who will comfort them when they are sad or take care of them if they get sick? Good news! We have a plan in place for all of that! Here are five reasons to not worry while your kids are away at camp:
- They’ll have more supervision than almost anywhere else.
- Lonehollow always makes sure that kids have an adult around. Campers are never anywhere alone and they always have staff looking out for them. At camp, providing proper supervision for kids is a top priority helps take some stress off of parents.
- They’ll be safer than they are on a sports field or in your backyard
- At Lonehollow, highly trained staff is equipped with the necessary tools they need to teach high risk activities, such as, Archery, Riflery, Swimming, and Rock Climbing. At camp, there are health officials, lifeguards, and certified instructors to best operate activities and reduce injuries as much as possible.
- Camp counselors receive more training than most parents
- All Lonehollow staff is given extensive training before camp starts, so they are well equipped to handle various situations. Before camp starts, each staff member participates in an online Praesidium course that they need to pass, a week of extensive training, and a lesson on positive behavior management techniques for different age groups. Staff are guided by co-counselors and experienced supervisors to help and support them throughout the summer.
- Kids benefit from being unplugged
- Kids being away from technology while at camp helps them become more engaged with each other and their surroundings. Campers are able to be active and have fun rather than stare at a screen all day. According to Sunshine Parenting, teens spend an average of 6.5 hours a day looking at a screen and it impacts their social skills development as they get older.
- Kids feel happier than they do almost anywhere else.
- On Sunshine Parenting, 3 out of 4 children reported being “a little happier” or “a lot happier” after coming back from summer camp. Here at Lonehollow, many kids refer to this camp as their “second family” or “home away from home” because of the connections they make.