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5 Reasons for Kids to Join Summer Camp this Holiday Season!

Not sure how fruitful summer or school holidays can be for your children while you are at work? Why don't you try sending them to summer camps or holiday camps?

Summer Camp can be one of the most rewarding and unforgettable experiences in your child's life. From making new friendships to embarking on new adventures to learning new things, these outcomes will help to prepare them for life in the future. In addition to these wonderful friendships, many important life skills are learned at a summer camp. Here's 5 reasons why you should consider sending your child to summer camps!

1. Try Novel Activities and Pick-Up New Skills

Coding; Robotics; Design Thinking. These are just some examples of activities that your child might not have tried or experienced before. Summer camp pushes children out of their own comfort zone and exposes them to new activities and experiences that they may not be familiar with. In a totally new environment, campers will get the opportunities to try out different and novel things, and who knows, they might discover their passions and new hobbies. By exploring various types of activities, children have a greater chance of finding out on their strengths and more importantly what they can excel in or that makes them happy. Who knows, you might just uncover his real talent!

2. Communication and Social Skills development

Holiday Camp teaches children to foster relationships, hones communication skills, work together as part of a team and be a leader as they are interacting with new people at the camp. Leadership skills are developed through empowering campers to fulfill responsibilities that may not be expected of them in typical school days, while sharing resources and attention helps to nurture teamwork, collaboration and the desire to participate.

3. Embrace Challenges and Learn the Value of Hard Work (While Having Fun!)

Camp is a safe place to take healthy risks, set personal goals and realize their dreams. At camp, children learnt the importance of hard work to accomplish what they want and also about resilience when they are faced with difficult scenarios and problems. More importantly, they are kept engaged in fun activities!

4. Character-Building and Confidence Boost

Summer Camp is a great opportunity for children to build character. Camps often impart the intangible mindsets - providing children with the core values of a strong, moral individual by teaching them about ethics, honesty, caring for others, respect, responsibility and collaboration. Parents have shared that post holiday camp, they see a transformation in their children where their children are kinder, more understanding, more emphatic and understood the importance of giving. Most importantly, children are more equipped to stand up for what they know is right, and willing to be more responsible.

5. Foster Independence

Children are empowered to learn responsibility of making their own decisions with the safety net of insightful facilitators and staff in a safe environment. Campers can risk finding out what works and what doesn't in the safe environment, while discovering new facets of themselves. Young children are often very afraid to take the first step out of independence and summer camp will help them to overcome such parental dependency!

SOMOS Summer Camp is the best-run, well-rounded holiday camp in Singapore. SOMOS Summer Camp is proud to be part of this platform that grooms the next generation of leaders, inculcating skill-sets of the future. These days, we are attracting strong interests from overseas participants seeking a multi-activity camp - Japan, Australia, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and et cetera, as they seek to enrol their children to pick up essential 21st century skillsets. Contact us for more information.

Check out our Schedule Page for upcoming camps in summer!