Build a Teen's Self-Confidence in a Boot Camp

Build a Teen’s Self-Confidence in a Boot Camp

One expression which is often misunderstood is that of ‘boot camp’. Many people associate a boot camp with a military lifestyle, with route marches, heavy packs and orders being barked at miserable teens who are there as a form of punishment. This is certainly not the case with most camps. In fact they are holiday camps. They are places which operate for kids during school vacations. They are a godsend for parents who worry their kids will become bored and get up to mischief. Or, just as bad, their kids will spend their holidays sitting in front of the television and not get proper exercise or be challenged to make something of their life.

This is where a holiday camp under the title of a boot camp is the ideal answer. It will give your child a wide variety of wholesome activities. It will enable your child to learn new skills and face new challenges. It will most likely motivate and excite your child and, in so doing, give their self-confidence a real boost.

Variety, they say, is the spice of life and one thing your child will never face at a holiday boot camp is boredom. There are so many programs available that every day brings new games and challenges. It might mean hiking, climbing, cycling or water activities like kayaking. These give a healthy boost to the growing bodies in the camp and help develop teamwork and the opportunity to build leadership qualities. Those activities may take residents away from the camp base but closer to home are gym courses, trampolines, boxing, martial arts and other solo and team-orientated activities which are fun, healthy and helpful. Whatever else your child will find at these adventure boot camps, they won’t find free time and boredom.

The holiday boot camp follows many of the traditions of other boot camps. The residents get to wear the camp uniform, the staff has military titles and simple drills, marches and parades add to the military atmosphere.

Because the activities are so active, the children really become hungry and that’s where another first class benefit of these camps is seen. Professional catering staff provide plenty of appropriate food to help the growing bodies of camp residents. One fear parents have for their children when on holiday is that they will eat badly and not exercise. These two factors will certainly not help your child. But on an adventure boot camp, there is a heap of exercise, no junk food and plenty of nutritious offerings to help your son or daughter grow healthy.

The end result of their time in this type of camp is the development of their self confidence. They face challenges in the physical activities and they succeed, they may become a leader of their team and carry out their role with distinction. Their body will feel tired but healthy and having the right diet only adds to their happiness. From an adventure boot camp, your son or daughter can return home … Read More

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10 Reasons to Go to Camp

10 Reasons to Go to Camp

Here are 10 quick thoughts about the physical, mental, and emotional health benefits of summer camp:

1. Make New Friends: Camp offers the opportunity to create friendships that will probably last a lifetime.

2. Explore Outdoors: Camp takes the children out of the couch, away from the computer and into a new environment that is often outdoors that offers a myriad of benefits.

3. Get Rest from the Family: Camp allows everyone in the family to have a little rest from each other. Children can learn about themselves in a new environment.

4. Downtime from Daily Routines: Our lives are full, full, full! Camp allows for a break from the fast-paced lifestyle that we are all accustomed to. This is a good healing tool.

5. Enhance Socialization Skills: Camps take on their own social networks and lives, because each session allows a new start. This is a great real life, real social networking application.

6. Improve Communication Skills: Camp introduces new people to new situations, encourages conversation and recognition skills. As the campsite develops, children move from the introductory phase to supportive communities, increasingly developing communication skills.

7. Explore one’s Physicality: Outdoor adventure and campsites create new forms of training for athletes and non-athletes. Sport challenges participants in different forms of exercise, allowing children to explore their bodies in different movements and environments.

8. Personal Empowerment: A successful camp experience allows children to feel a sense of accomplishment, and this success can come in various forms, be it social, athletic, or anything else. Their self-awareness and self-confidence explode, empowering children in their future endeavors.

9. Try Something New: Camp offers a myriad of new experiences. Exploration of new things in a new environment enhances learning and growth, simply because adrenaline, focus, and unknown elements create a strong learning experience that doesn’t exist anywhere else.

10. Move, Get Healthy: Hey, this is a fact of life – we are in more and more rooms and we are attached to our electronics even when we are not. Wandering outside the house is definitely good for you: good for the mind, good for the body.

If that’s an option, say yes to summer camp! From the years we have carried camp, the positive changes we have seen in our camp have been amazing.… Read More

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