April 25, 2017

Benefits of summer camp

By the American Camp Association, New England

Expect to find a huge range of activities, opportunities, and settings at day and overnight summer camps in New England. Camps can offer:

Healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences that support classroom learning that just happened as well as what’s coming up in the next school year.

Discovery through experiential education. Campers learn by doing.

Caring, competent role models. Counselors and camp staff choose to teach children in the unique setting of summer camp and campers typically watch and emulate them closely.

Service to the community and the environment. Camp settings provide a natural context for giving. Campers learn to understand their individual role, impact and importance in relation to others in groups large and small.

Opportunities for leadership and personal growth. Camps provide a safe place for campers to practice new skills, to try out new behaviors, and to reinvent themselves.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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