Need help finding the perfect gift for your child? Overnight summer camp provides unique opportunities for kids that will make their summer break one to remember. We've consulted with one of our favorite camp leaders, Lindsey Buffaloe, the Associate Executive Director at Camp Harrison, to help us come up with the list of amazing activities your child can participate in at a summer camp:
- 1.Sail, kayak or row a canoe.
There's something magical about spending a summer day on the lake. Kids get to work together with counselors and other campers to explore scenic views and cool off in the water.
- 2.Climb a rock wall.
Even if it's just to scale a few feet up, the confidence that comes from finding sure footing on a climbing wall is a learning experience that helps kids take on other new things and challenges in life.
- 3.Ride or pet a horse.
Being able to jump or cantor isn't necessary, but sitting and walking slowly on a horse can give them a view of the world from a new perspective. For some, just the experience of giving a horse an apple or a pat on the nose allows them to feel the size and power of one of the planet's finest animals.
- 4.Study local flora and wildlife.
Understanding the natural world means kids appreciate the earth as a source of beauty and encourages them to take care of it for the next generation.
- 5.Hit a target at archery.
As a camper learns to shoot a bow and hit their target, they become more familiar with setting goals and accomplishing them with focus and determination.
While she admits some bias, Lindsey believes Camp Harrison is uniquely suited to help children understand themselves, set goals and make a difference in the world around them.
Through the activities listed above (and more) their campers learn new skills and interact with kids and counselors of many different ages and backgrounds.
Camp Harrison is a co-ed overnight camp for kids 6 – 16 located just 90 miles from Charlotte in the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina. Set on over 2000 acres of land, it is the perfect retreat for kids to explore nature in a safe and supportive environment. As a branch of the YMCA, their vision is to build character, confidence and faith in every child.
Most of the top-rated camps begin waitlists by early January for their most popular weeks. If you're in the market for a summer camp for your child or you're shopping for a gift your child is sure to love, early-bird registration at Camp Harrison is open now.
Save over $100 per week when you register by 12/31. Just make a small deposit of $200 now, and then five easy payments starting in February.
Sign up to secure your child's spot for a summer experience where they'll never forget!