With so many different summer camp options to consider when you have children, it can initially seem a little daunting to find a camp that will suit them. One option that you may wish to consider is religious camp. Often offered through your own church, this type of summer camp can take several different formats, but it's often a daylong summer camp that lasts for a week or more at some point over the summer break. Whether you're someone who is highly religious or you only casually go to church but see the value of raising your children with a church in their lives, religious summer camp might be the right choice. Here are some reasons to enroll your child in this type of summer camp.
Reinforcement Of Your Values
Those who attend church often want their children to learn and employ the values that are preached on Sundays. However, when your children are outside of this environment, you may worry that they're being influenced by values with which you don't agree. While standard summer camps can offer a multitude of benefits, they don't instill the values that your children learn in church and that you reinforce at home. When you enroll your children in religious camp, however, you can be confident that the counselors will reinforce the important message of faith that you want your children to get.
One of the apprehensions that many parents have about putting their children in summer camp is that many elements are unknown. For example, parents may be anxious about who the counselors will be and even what other children will take part. When your church offers religious summer camp, you'll feel more comfortable that your child will be going into a familiar environment. For example, you'll likely know lots of the counselors, as they may be younger members of the congregation. Additionally, lots of the campers will be the children of people you know, and this familiar environment can make you feel more confident — and also ease your child's transition into camp.
Lots Of Good, Clean Fun
While there will be a religious component to the camp, such as crafts based on scripture, for example, not every activity will be based on religion. What you can expect, however, is that everything on the agenda will meet your criteria of being good, clean fun. For example, there won't be any games that are violent or otherwise suggestive, and each activity will keep your child entertained in a positive manner — which can make you feel content that you chose the right type of summer camp.
For more information, contact teen camps in your area.