Why Go To Summer Day Camp at Mill Basin Day Camp? - www.millbasindaycamp.com
|Location||:||5945 Strickland Ave - 11234 Babylon, New York, United States|
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|Posted On||:||Apr 26, 2013|
The familiar proverb, "It takes a whole village to raise a child," expresses the complexities of child development in a simple way. Today, with children spending far less time with parents than in the past, their development is influenced by possibly hundreds of people, including teachers, counselors, professors and coaches.
Like so many other valuable learning experiences, day camps help equip children with skills they need to become happy, successful, contributing adults. Camps strive to develop positive self-esteem and nurture a child's sense of community. By emphasizing doing and learning, not final evaluation, camping experiences show that the act of trying, in and of itself, can be experienced as a success or accomplishment.
Day camps also provide ways for children to express themselves in a non-threatening, nurturing environment through a variety of sports, games, theater, crafts, nature projects, swimming. As anyone who has ever been to a great camp knows, the possibilities are endless. Of course, development is more than physical growth. It is the process through which children mature socially, emotionally, intellectually and morally.
Here are some reasons camp can mean so much to a child and family;
Choice - Camps focus on academics, sports, swimming, music, drama, arts and crafts, technology, trips and much more. Summer camp is where children often discover their passions and their talents. Mill Basin Day Camp offers kids so many activities and varieties of programs that there is something for everyone.
Economics - These days, the average cost for child care or baby sitting is about $10.00 per hour. For a working parent or family working full time the cost can be anywhere from $450 - 550 per week. Multiply that over an 8 to 10 week summer vacation and the cost can be as high as $4,500.00! Summer camp provides quality supervision, a large variety of activities, trips and meals for a fraction of that,in many cases more than half. At Mill Basin Day Camp, we make our camp programs for kids affordable and a great deal for your dollar.
Confidence - At the end of the summer, campers are ready for school because they have mastered new skills, learned to be part of a team. They are buoyed by these successes, which carry them forward into the next school year. The staff at Mill Basin Day Camp encourages our campers to try no matter what the skill level.
Character Building - It is at Mill Basin Day camp where the underachieving child suddenly takes a leadership role; the shy child assumes the lead role in a dramatic production; a clumsy child learns she excels in kickball. All of these experiences build character and develop leadership skills.
Community - Children are under the same roof and with the same adults and peers for an entire day. Many camps create a close-knit community among staff, parents and children — something that typically does not happen in the school year. We are most proud of our camp "families" and many spend years being part of the Mill Basin Summer Day Camp Family.
Education Preservation - All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in learning activities during the summer. Research shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of summer vacation. Physical activity has proven to significantly aid children in memory retention as well as promoting new and original thinking through play.
Exploration - For many children, camp provides the first and only chance to visit museums and travel outside their everyday environments. Mill Basin Day Camp takes campers on trips throughout Brooklyn and Queens that are fun and interesting.
Quality Time - One week of at Mill Basin summer day camp in Brooklyn is equivalent to one month of after-school! This single fact tells its own story: the possibilities for enriching a child’s life are greater in the summer, because so much more time is available.
FUN! - Ask children about their summer camp experiences at Mill Basin Day Camp and you will hear "I live for summer camp," "I can not wait for the summer to come," and "Summer camp is where I found my best friends." Every child should have the opportunity to splash in a pool, play with friends, and braid long strands of lanyard. Summer camp is a right-of-passage that is never forgotten. It only takes the melody of a camp song to open the memory flood gates and bring people back to time of camaraderie, anticipation, and joy.