Why is overnight camp important?

October 21, 2017


From skills learned to confidence gained, there’s so much to be gotten from overnight summer camp. At YMCA Camp Lakewood, we start thinking about the next year’s camp as soon as we summer ends. We start planning activities, recruiting counselors and of course thinking about which kids will be returning and what new ones we will meet when the next summer rolls around. If you are the parent of a first-time camper or a kid who has never been to camp, it is understandable to be apprehensive. However, research shows that summer camps provide immeasurable benefits for those who attend. From building confidence to developing mentally, socially and intellectually, summer camp is a great way to teach kids skills and lessons that they can then carry with them throughout the remainder of the year and on into adulthood. At Camp Lakewood, we offer a variety of Open Houses to learn more about the camp, have online chat for any questions you may have and provide lots of information to potential and returning campers via our website. We also offer Winter Camp, in which campers are able to come to Lakewood during the winter and experience all that camp has to offer. For more information on summer or winter camps, click here and if you have any questions feel free to reach out to us via chat or at 888-FUN-YMCA.

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