Perhaps your child has become “too old” for sleepaway camp. Maybe they’ve never been to an overnight camp at all. Whatever the circumstance, this summer you are looking for an experience that will teach them “life skills”, respect, leadership, teamwork. Where to begin…
Is it possible to gain responsibility, respect and leadership skills while having an amazing, fun summer? It is not only possible, but unquestionable.
Choosing the right summer program can be challenging. It is important to narrow down the choices by interests and then find the program that will provide an unforgettable summer, and teach values and lessons to last forever.
On a wilderness adventure, teens not only experience the exhilaration of exploring the great outdoors through a variety of activities, but gain leadership skills, trust in their peers, a sense of accomplishment and self-reliance. A teen tour demands compromise while working with a large group of peers. Knowledge is gained while visiting museums, historical sites and national treasures. Community service trips allow teens a chance to selflessly give of themselves to help others in less fortunate circumstances. It is quite humbling to experience, first hand, the challenges other people face. Sailing adventures provide an opportunity for teens to be leaders, work as a team and master problem-solving skills while living on the water. These are only a few examples of the many options available to teens.
Most importantly, all of these experiences give teenagers an opportunity to step away from the pressures of school and enjoy their summer. They will meet new friends, have unique experiences and gain important skills while having so much fun.
There are certainly a variety of ways to gain “life skills”. However, if one enjoys the process of learning these skills they will internalize them and in turn those skills will become a part of that person, and they will last a lifetime.