Long-Term Benefits of Sending Kids to Camp
February 2, 2017 by Camp Pages

Camp Mini-Yo-We

4-7 year olds

  1. Independence
  2. Sharing
  3. Self-care (e.g., eating lunch, getting changed, bathroom routines)
  4. Learn to participate and enjoy group/team activities
  5. Develop awareness of own body and movement skills
  6. Responsibility
  7. Overcome challenges
  8. Making new friends
  9. Basic problem solving
  10. Improvement in agility, balance and co-ordination

8-12 year olds

  1. Taking responsibility for actions
  2. Learning to look after oneself
  3. Taking care of others
  4. Learning how to ask for help from people other than their parents
  5. Understand the strengths and interests of peers
  6. Able to resolve conflicts without adult intervention
  7. Personal choice – how to make decisions on their own
  8. Pushing themselves beyond their comfort zones
  9. Building self-confidence, sense of self
  10. Become more interested in community goals — service to others


  1. Leadership
  2. Role modeling
  3. Sense of self and how they fit into society
  4. Boundaries
  5. Problem solving
  6. Group dynamics (e.g., living and playing with others)
  7. Self-identity
  8. Teamwork
  9. Value of hard work
  10. Moral reasoning (e.g., unselfishness and altruism)

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