Summer camp is one of the best gifts parents can give their children! Find kids’ camps in North Bay, including camps in neighbourhoods like Feronia, Gateway, Hornell Heights, and Widdifield. Below the camp list, learn more about the variety of kids’ summer camps in North Bay, and why camp is such a valuable experience for kids. Read more
North Bay area offers both day and overnight camps, with many options, especially in the former. Camp enhances learning during the summer months, and North Bay day camps offer a focus on technology, education, and the arts, and all subdisciplines. STEM camps are especially popular. It really is one of the best experiences parents can give their children.
Take a closer look, here, at why summer camps give kids a big advantage in life, with links to more info from our sister site:
Kids gain independence. This is the biggest, most immediately noticeable benefit of camp, especially overnight camp. Kids make decisions on their own, set goals, and take responsibility for themselves. Throughout more than 20 years of working with camps, we have heard parents rave about how camps accelerate kids’ growth in independent problem-solving, personal accountability, and overall maturity. Learn more about how to help kids develop independence.
They learn responsibility. At camp, kids have to take care of their own stuff, while considering those around them. They naturally become more accountable. Situations arise every day in which they see the consequences of their actions, both good and bad. Learn more about how to help kids become more reponsible.
They develop resilience. Internal toughness is hard to come by—and hard-won. Camp presents different situations where kids discover who they are and develop mettle. Again, this is especially true of overnight camps. Kids face—and learn to rise—to challenges. They learn to persevere in difficult situations and the importance of a positive attitude. Learn more about how to help kids develop resilience.
It enriches their communication skills. Kids deal independently with other campers and with camp counsellors in a setting that’s fun and free. In interactions, they learn how to share ideas, collaborate with and listen to others. Certainly, most of it is fun and cooperative, but—again, overnight camp truly excels at this—weeklong experiences can lead to deep talks and truly deep personal growth. Camp teaches kids about the value of respecting others’ viewpoints, in a constructive, supportive setting. Learn more about how to help kids develop communication skills.
They develop leadership skills. All of the above combine to make kids and teens better leaders. While every camp experience builds these skills, it’s especially true in overnight camps and leadership camps. These camps teach kids to confidently lead by example, collaborate, and grow in rich character traits like empathy and generosity.
It gives kids a love of nature. We live in an era where we see the increasing impact we’re having on the natural world, and where many kids seem increasingly distanced from that world. Camp’s immersion in nature seems more critical than ever. Summer camps in North Bay and area induce appreciation for nature, the wilderness, and its wildlife.
Camps.ca has helped thousands of Canadian families find the right camp. Here’s a quick look at some questions that can help you pick out camps from the list above. You can also use our sister site, OurKids.net, to take a much fuller look at how to find the best camp for your child.