On the WTNH 13 YouTube Channel, in the news video called “Kids Returning to Normal Activities”, they discuss the benefits of day camps for children. Many camps did not open last year due to COVID-19. Winshape Camp director Chris Witt discussed the ways children have suffered during this time and that getting outside with other kids and participating in activities is important to their mental health. The lockdown has done damage to churches, schools, and nonprofit organizations and it should be acceptable for parents to tell their children to go and play outside, he says.
Local summer camps have safe activities for children and must follow strict safety standards for cleaning, sanitation, and teaching safety to be licensed. Day camps can build a child’s independence, provide physical activity, mental stimulation, develop relationships, and social skills, and teach resilience.
Local summer camps have many activities: hiking, swimming, cooking, team sports, nature classes, crafts, and activities to help children learn new skills. They will meet other children and develop social skills and new friends. Children will learn to solve problems and be part of a group. These are reasons to send your kids to local summer camps this year.