Camp teaches resiliency
Want more resilient children? Send them to camp. Experts explain that a camp experience, be it residential or a day camp, creates the “perfect blend of conditions that give children what they need to be more resilient.” Camp gives children manageable amounts of stress and then the support they need to learn how to cope (think a high ropes course or a hike in the woods). By pushing kids out of their comfort zones and encouraging them to try new things, camp not only helps kids find new hobbies and passions (which bolsters their well-being), it also improves their ability to cope with life stressors away from camp.