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Why go to camp?

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Top 10 Reasons to go to Summer Camp

The following are just a few of our top favorite reasons why summer camp is great for kids. Catamount Institute camps are designed with your children in mind.  What can we offer that is so much fun, our campers don’t even realize they’re learning?  Camps with Catamount Institute emphasize adventure and fun, and as an added bonus, they are learning about science and nature the entire time.

10. Kids Get Active – As children spend so much time these days inside and mostly sitting down, camp provides a wonderful opportunity to move. At Catamount Institute we make sure the campers are up and moving at our camps. From hiking in the park to white water rafting and backpacking we have a level of adventure for everyone.

9. Experience success and become more confident – Camp helps children build self-confidence and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic and social competition that shapes their lives at school. With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young people. There’s accomplishment every day.

8. Gain resiliency – The kind of encouragement and nurture kids receive at camp makes it a great environment to endure setbacks, try new (and thereby maybe a little frightening) things, and see that improvement comes when you give something another try.

7. Disconnect from Tech – Research shows that kids are spending as much time in front of screens as they should be sleeping. When kids take a break from TV, cell phones, and the Internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world— real people, real activities, and real emotions. They realize, there’s always plenty to do.

6. Develop life-long skills – Camps provide the right instruction, equipment and facilities for kids toCreepy C enhance their sports abilities, their artistic talents, and their adventure skills. The sheer variety of activities offered at camp, makes it easy for kids to discover and develop what they like to do.

5. Become independent – Camp is the perfect place for kids to practice making decisions for themselves without parents and teachers guiding every move. Managing their daily choices in the safe, caring environment of camp, children welcome this as a freedom to blossom in new directions.

4. Healthy unstructured play – Free from the overly-structured, overly-scheduled routines of home and school, life at camp gives children much needed free time to just play. Camp is a slice of carefree living where kids can relax, laugh, and be silly all day long.

3. Become a better citizen – Coming to camp means joining a close-knit community where everyone must agree to cooperate and respect each other. When they live in a cabin with others, kids share chores, resolve disagreements, and see firsthand the importance of sincere communication.

2. Reconnect with nature – Camp is a wonderful antidote to “nature deficit disorder,” to the narrow experience of modern indoor life. Outdoor experience enriches kid’s perception of the world and supports healthy child development.

1. Make true friends – Camp is the place where kids make their very best friends. Free from the social expectations pressuring them at school, camp encourages kids to relax and make friends easily. All the fun at camp draws everyone together— singing, laughing, talking, playing, doing almost everything together.

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740 West Caramillo St.
Colo Spgs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 471-0910
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