Apr 10, 2018
Summer Time Could’ve Never Been Better: Why Summer Camps Should Offer Personal Growth Experiences for Youth
Summer camps in the USA have become an $18 billion dollar industry, enrolling more than 14 million children each summer. Besides the recreation, fun and life lessons, camps are focusing more and more on how the camp experiences include programs designed for personal growth. It’s all too often that children like to stick to what they know. They tend to want to remain in their comfort zone, particularly where and when they already have existing relationships. With my many years of empowering and observing the personal growth in youth, I can tell you it is critically important that summer camps create specific programming that focuses on exploring new relationships and experiences with youth from different cultures. Without it, we believe we miss a key opportunity for personal growth and development.
To increase the personal growth of our children, there are several things as adults we can do. First, by participating in impactful summer camps, youth tend to increase their personal growth and expand their thinking. It’s essential to teach youth that personal growth is gradual process and with their exposure to enriching programs, such as impactful summer camp programs, they are given the opportunity to grow as individuals. Below are a few thoughts and words of wisdom that will help increase a child’s personal growth:
Juan Pablo Casimiro is Founder and CEO of BIZNOVATOR. With more than 30 years of empowering people around the world, Casimiro never misses a moment to teach and challenge his clients to live their dreams. Casimiro was born in Dominican Republic and grew up in New York City.