What to do during all the many school breaks your child has throughout the winter, spring, and the long, hot summer? Camp is a great opportunity during those times to give your child the ability to become fit and have some fun in a social setting.
I too went to camp for most of my life. I’ve never been able to duplicate that experience. Living with my new and old friends, doing sports throughout the day, and having the luxury of being around nature was an amazing gift. Whether you are lucky enough to go to camp in the wilderness, or to a gym and have field trips during the week, the experience will lead to life-long friendships and memories never forgotten.
Martial Arts Camps often provide a means for children to be themselves away from school and be accepted for who they are. This seems to happen naturally during summer, spring, or winter camp. The kids and staff relax into an easy-going flow, while still pursuing what they love.
Attending martial arts camp programs will help your child develop a sense of competence through a variety of activities and drills designed to instill a sense of confidence in defending ones self, and many camps will include field trips to fun places, and activities and crafts centered around an enjoyable theme to add to the experience of camp.
To quote the American Camping Association, “camp provides children with a community of caring adults, who nurture experiential education that results in self-respect and appreciation for human value. All of the outcomes — self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, leadership, and self-respect — build personal competencies. These personal competencies are reflected in the four “C’s” of the camp community: compassion, contribution, commitment, and character.”
Consider sending your child to a martial arts camp. The experience will be life-changing and the friendships will last a lifetime. To learn more about martial arts camps for kids please visit Advance Martial Arts Connect, the Web’s premier free online martial arts directory or to find a martial arts school near you visit our online directory of martial arts schools .