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Field Trip Ideas for Summer Camp

Planet Air Sports is the perfect location when you are looking for ideas to have a great summer camp and field trip. Our concept is fitness made fun. With so many unique and fun things to do, kids are going to remember their visit with us for a long time.

We believe summer camp is beneficial for all kids. It helps children develop important social, emotional and cognitive lifelong skills.

They participate in many group activities. For instance, while participating in a sport like dodgeball or bowling, a child learns how to work on a team, communicate with other children and solve problems on their own. 

Summer camp also promotes Independence. At camp, a child experiences time away from a parent. This independent time is important in helping children develop a sense of identity. They learn to become more self-reliant as they explore their interests and discover their strengths and weaknesses.

It also teaches teamwork. No matter what your child’s interests are, whether it be sports or arts and crafts, a camp program will engage them in activities that require teamwork. Knowing how to work in a team is a useful skill for life. 

In addition, it teaches resiliency, which is an important life skill. To be resilient means to get up and push forward after an inevitable setback. Camp provides the opportunity for children to face many challenges and to practice overcoming challenges. For example, they might not win their first bowling game, but they will learn practice will make them a better player. Or, they might not be able to reach the top of the climbing wall right away, but they will learn not to give up and to keep trying. Once they make it to the top, they will feel stronger and more resilient than they did before.

Camp provides fun screen-free activities. Kids are spending too much time in front of a screen. They spend more than seven hours a day in front of a screen, whether that be on a mobile device, in front of a TV or at a computer playing a video game. Too much media time reduces time spent sleeping and reading, and this may have a negative impact on performance in school.

One of the biggest benefits of summer camp is it takes children out of their comfort zone and pushes them to try new things, as well as explore their already established interests.

It builds self-esteem as well. At summer camp, children can choose whether that be to catch a fish or to paint their first painting in a less competitive environment than school. Achievement is the main ingredient in self-esteem. It is important for children because we make decisions in life based on how we see ourselves. We choose our careers, relationships and make other important decisions heavily influenced by our self-esteem.

Another benefit of summer camp is that it supports healthy living. Camp programs encourage healthy eating and physical activity. At camp, kids can participate in all kinds of fun physical activities at any skill level. If your child loves to play sports such as basketball and baseball, they will have a blast in Sports Camp. All children will have the opportunity to participate in a physical activity, no matter what camp they choose.

Finally, it nurtures friendships and teaches kids to respect differences. Kids get to meet other children with similar interests in a relaxed setting at camp. Likewise, summer camp creates an environment that encourages respect and consideration for others.

Planet Air Sports offers the perfect environment for all children to develop, grow, learn and enjoy their summer 2019!

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