Day camps and summer camps are a great way to get your kiddo engaged with his or her peers with fun activities and challenges that require critical thinking. There are a variety of reasons why you might consider enrolling your little one in summer camp, and in today’s post, we will be discussing a few of the ways that summer camp can help your child grow as an individual.

If you are located in Columbus or the surrounding areas of Georgia and are looking for an easy way for you child to meet others while taking part in fun activities such as yoga, martial arts, dance, and theater, get in touch with our friendly staff today at Ultimate Youth Sports. As an award winning company that is committed to helping your child grow in a safe and fun environment, our goal is to bring children of Columbus together to promote healthy habits and active lifestyles. If you would like to learn about a few of the reasons why you should enroll your child in one of our day camps or summer camps, continue reading more below.

Socialize with Peers

When school ends for the summer, your child will have a significant amount of free time that will be spent at home, outdoors, or with friends. Sadly, with recent advancements in technology, many kids choose to stay inside during the summer while watching TV or playing video games. This phenomena has created a disconnect between younger children, making it much more difficult for children to communicate effectively with one another.

However, by taking your child to day camp or summer camp, your little one will be surrounded by their peers where they will be able to talk, play, and use their critical thinking skills to complete challenging games. Being in a mentally stimulating environment can help your kiddo to continue developing their cognitive abilities while away from school.

Disconnect from Electronics

To no fault of their own, children often spend far more time in front of electronics than they spend outside. In fact, according to BBC, “children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995.” As you can see, there has been a major shift in how children interact with electronics. Minimizing screen time is a great way to ensure that your child remains happy and fulfilled, and taking a break from video games and TV can help to instill healthy habits in your kiddo.

We have designed our interactive program to keep your child engaged with exciting activities throughout the day, and work with them to help develop their social skills so that they may interact effectively with their peers. This is just one of the ways that your child will build their character while attending one of Ultimate Youth Sports’ day camps.

Physical Exercise

Regular physical activity is a necessity to ensure that your kiddo is both happy and healthy. As we mentioned above, the influx of electronic device usage has also impacted the amount of exercise children receive throughout the day. Exercise is a great way to promote positive habits and can help keep your child active while you are away from home. This is also an excellent method for burning off excess energy that your child may have stored up throughout the day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “The 2008 US Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years should have 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.” Many youngsters fail to meet this recommendation. However, at Ultimate Youth Sports, we will keep your kiddo active and engaged while they take part in one of our exciting day camps or summer camps.

These are just a few of the reasons how your kiddo can benefit from participating in one of our many camps designed to bring children of the Columbus community closer together. If you are interested in enrolling your child in one our upcoming day camps, or would like to receive more information about any of our available classes, get in touch with one of our helpful staff members today. We look forward to speaking with you!