May 02, 2023
CM Content Team
Summer is here! As you look back at the carefree summer holidays you enjoyed as a kid, you may inevitably feel a sense of joy and all the happy memories may come rushing back to your mind. Well, those were the happiest days, weren’t they? But now as a parent, as much as you may look forward to the holiday season to spend time with your kids and taking a break from the daily routine, you may also have mixed feelings. And that is perfectly natural and OKAY.
If you find yourself thinking, ‘How am I going to manage childcare while working,’ or ‘what can I do to avoid “Mumma, I’m getting bored” comments from my child, then we suggest sending your little one to summer camps program. These camps are not only super fun and exciting for the kids, but also allow them to have new experiences, become more sociable, and develop their overall personality.
Here’s a detailed guide that will inform you about the different types of camps and the activities in summer camps.
Probably one of the most popular types of summer camps for children, as the name suggests, the activities revolve mostly around sports. It is a great way to help your child develop sportsmanship, discipline, and hone their skills.
If your little one has a penchant for sports, this type of summer camp would be a perfect setting for them to learn the sport and become more agile and athletic.
While many outdoor summer camps have both girls and boys, there are camps that are specifically designed for either gender. These camps aim to create a unique experience for campers by tailoring their programs, activities, and facilities to meet the interests and needs of each gender.
If your child loves certain activities (like skating, swimming, etc) or likes to pursue a specific hobby (like painting or arts & crafts), you may look for summer camps catering to their interests. There are many such special-interest camps. For example, nowadays, summer camps based on computers, music, and martial arts are becoming quite popular.
At these camps, the focus is usually on one theme or hobby, and the organisers help the kids become an expert in that specific field. At such special activity camps, the organisers also create special tasks that challenge and test the kids’ skills and encourage them to become sharper and better.
Not all summer camps last for a few days or weeks. There are many adventure day camps that conduct activities just for a single day. You must drop the kid at a specific time in the morning and pick them up in the evening. During the fun camp activities, kids can enjoy, meet, and interact with other kids from the locality.
Summer camps for kids typically offer a wide range of activities that are designed to be both educational and fun. Some of the most common activities that take place in summer camps include:
Until recently, summer adventure camps were not given a lot of importance. The summer vacation meant finishing homework, visiting grandparents, or spending a day or two at a favourite uncle/aunt’s place. However, parents have now realised the importance of sending kids to summer adventure camps. These camps offer great benefits to both kids and the parents, which are discussed below.
Camp activities are specially designed based on the kids’ age and interest, allowing children to let loose and have fun within a controlled environment. Most of the activities keep children engaged and help them learn something new in a fun setting.
Summer camps are a great way to let your children get exposure to new activities and experiences that they may not have otherwise. For example, your child may not exposure to cooking, gardening, or pottery in their school. But summer camps can organise such activities, and your child can develop a keen interest in it and they may even have a natural knack for it.
The summer camp organisers ensure that the environment at the camp is not only friendly and fun for the kids but also challenging. The aim of the camp is to help kids learn to adapt to environments outside their comfort zone.
Typically, summer camps, adventure day camps have certain rules. One of them is that the kids are not allowed to use their phones, tablets, or laptops throughout their stay within the camp premises. It is a great way to give your child a much-need time away from the screens, get active, indulge in physical activities, improve fitness, and learn to live an active lifestyle.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.