You know your child’s strengths, and you want to see them continue to grow and explore those strengths during the summer. Just because school is out, doesn’t mean the learning can’t continue. Building confidence over the summer can translate to confidence in the classroom come fall. There are summer sports camps, academic summer camps and even troubled teens programs out there to meet your child’s unique needs.
So how do you find your child’s niche? A niche is a skill where they feel solidly competent It is what they gravitate towards when their chores are done (or not done) and they have time to play. This could be drawing, reading, playing a musical instrument; even running fast. There’s a niche summer camp to fit just about any child’s interests and many have an educational angle. Make this a summer where your child builds confidence and looks forward to learning at one of these 15 out-of-the-box summer camps. Who knows, their camp experience may help them follow their dreams, like one camper, actress and singer/songwriter Idina Menzel. “When I was young,” she said, “I would wait all year in anticipation of those summer months when it was time to go to “sleep away” camp. The experience was invaluable as I formed lifelong friendships and learned how to live with others, build my self-esteem and be a leader.”
From summer sports camps to academic summer camps (and literally everything in between), your child will sure to create lasting memories at one of these:.
1. Circus Arts • CircEsteem • Chicago, IL
Children six and up are taught circus arts in a day camp setting. They develop self –confidence, self-esteem, and physical awareness while learning an ever-changing list of skills like clowning, juggling or even stilt walking. Telling your child to “Quit clowning around!” takes on a whole new meaning.