Resilience – the ability to cope with stress and adversity – is a skill every child needs to be successful in life. It is a skill that empowers them to meet the increasing challenges they face as they mature. According to an article published by Psychology Today, summer camp is actually beneficial in developing that skill.
In Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient by Michael Ungar, Ph.D., Ungar notes the positive effect camps have on children.
Summer camps, we discovered, are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development. After all, summer camps are places where children get the experiences they need to bolster their range of coping strategies.
The overriding goal at Oasis Summer Day Camp is for your child to return home each day a little more self-reliant, self-sufficient and self-confident. This is accomplished through a wide range of experiences and opportunities. Our campers are exposed to everything from stimulating arts and sports to field trips and special guests. We work hard to provide a fun-filled, educational camp experience that fully engages your child and gives them the chance to strive for their emotional, social, and athletic potential.
We also know, that for your child, camp is about making new friends. According to Ungar, a quality camp should help a child develop new relationships, not just with peers, but also with trusted adults – another skill that will prove invaluable in their lives.
Even though we are proud we have a diverse group of campers for children to meet, we are especially proud of our counselors and our low seven-to-one ratio of counselors to campers. Our counselors are trained and skilled in child development and include professionals in the education and recreation field. All our employees are first-aid knowledgeable and are given background checks.
Our philosophy is simple. We want to provide a fun-filled, educational day camp experience that fully engages your child and provides every opportunity for them to strive for their emotional, social, and athletic potential. We want them to learn the skills they need to be successful in life. Like Ungar says:
The wonderful thing about camps is that every child starts without the baggage they carry from school. They may be a geek or the child with dyslexia. At camp they will both find opportunities to just be kids who are valued for who they are.
We couldn’t agree more.
To learn more about our camps, contact us today.