When we think of summer camp and its benefits, we tend to focus on how camp benefits children.
But did you know that summer camp is a great help to parents also, especially in urban areas?
Here are some of the ways in which summer camps in Brooklyn help parents.
1. You don’t have to plan all the activities yourself.
Even if you are a full-time, stay-at-home parent, figuring out how to keep your child occupied for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for the entire 2 months of summer can be a daunting and scary task! Summer camps take this burden off your shoulders by designing activities to keep your child busy and entertained all summer long.
2. You have peace of mind, knowing your child is in good hands.
As a parent, you often wonder what your child is doing when they’re not with you. And if you’re using a childcare provider that you’re not really certain about, you’ll be doubly worried. But when your child is in a great summer camp like the one at Urban Martial Arts, you know that your child is being cared for by professionals. This gives you peace of mind. You can relax, knowing you don’t have to worry about their safety.
3. You can enjoy some “me” time.
The rarest thing for parents with children to get is some quality personal time. It can get to the point where even enjoying a cup of coffee by yourself without children demanding your attention can begin to seem like a luxury! Summer camp gives you some desperately needed solo time to not only get some things done, but also to simply enjoy your own company for a change.
4. You know your child is having fun and staying active.
As awesome a parent as you are, you don’t have all the resources that summer camps have at their disposal. The programming and activities your child will enjoy at a camp will far outpace what you could accomplish on your own. You can be satisfied with the knowledge that your child isn’t sitting in front of a TV or computer screen all day long, but is having fun and staying active instead.
5. You learn to let go a little.
Sometimes parents can hover over their kids too much. (I’m guilty of this too!) This limits children and puts too much pressure on parents. When you send your child to summer camp, you’re forcing yourself to back off a little and give your child some much-needed space. This not only teaches your child independence, but allows you room to adjust as well.
Summer camp truly is a win-win situation for both children and parents. The kids get to have the time of their lives and parents get to enjoy a wealth of advantages like the ones listed in this article and more!
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