Summer Camp Can Make Memories to Last A Lifetime #MuskokaWoods2013
The vision of Muskoka Woods is to “inspire youth to shape their world”
Well, I hate to rush the seasons but it's already MAY which means we only have a few weeks left to the school year. How many of you plan summer camp as an option for your children? My daughter isn't old enough for camp yet but I do hope she will be willing to attend camp when the time comes. I'm so glad that my parents made the choice to send me away for sleep over camp, though I may not have been so happy about the plans at the time.
What Summer Camp Did For ME.
The idea of leaving my home for a full week, or heaven forbid two weeks, terrified me at first. By the time I was 9 years old I was sent to Summer Camp for the first time. It was a fabulous Christian Camp (in Newfoundland) where I got to stay over for 7 days. After a day or two of home-sickness, I soon embraced the Kids Camp routine and loved it! I returned to the same camp for the next 8 years (the last 2 as a junior leader).
I can speak from experience when I say that Summer Camp changed me deeply. I was SUPER shy and traumatized by a few negative experiences in my early childhood. I didn't warm up to new people and could barely speak to people I knew well. Many years later my extreme anxiety about speaking in social settings was given a name...SELECTIVE MUTISM. If you're not familiar with the term, Google it. After years of confidence building activities at summer camp (among other programs throughout the year) I had recovered enough to graduate High School, get my first job, and become a Junior Leader in my Church and at my beloved sleep over Camp. Positive social experiences away from parents that I hid behind opened up my self- imposed silence and gave me the confidence to pursue new experiences, speak to new people, and make friends.
What Can Camp Do For Your Kids?
Summer Camp is Awesome from Muskoka Woods on Vimeo.
What Do Muskoka Woods Camps Have to Offer?
They appeal to a wide age range-children and youth aged 7 - 20 are offered many types of camp experiences based on outdoor living, recreation, and water sport, fitness, and creative arts opportunities and much more! Sit down with your kids and take a virtual tour of the sprawling acreage to get an idea of what your children will see, where they will sleep, what they will eat and see highlights of the multitude of activities and experiences.
"Muskoka Woods is a Christian Youth Resort that welcomes all young people to life changing experiences. Camp guests choose from water sports and athletics, media and arts, leadership and team building programs. Muskoka Woods operates all year round on Lake Rosseau as a non-profit youth organization. Our skilled staff are selected for their trustworthy character, ability with children and love for their Creator. Muskoka Woods is a safe place where kids grow mentally, physically, spiritually and socially. A place where creativity reigns, friendships flourish and confidence grows. FUN IS OUR TRADEMARK!"Have you made your decision? Don't wait on signing your children up for this fab opportunity to attend Muskoka Woods Camps, reserve your space today.
“Disclosure – I am participating in the Muskoka Woods Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”