Lessons Learned at Camp

7 Incredible Benefits of Playing Sports at Summer Camp

Camp Cody Team 10/16/2020

It’s well-known that playing sports offers a slew of health benefits and if your child hasn’t been very active they’ll surely experience sports at summer camp. New Hampshire is the perfect location for overnight camps as there’s plenty of land to set up fields for soccer, football, lacrosse and more. The rolling hills and beautiful mountains provide a tranquil backdrop for kids shooting hoops, hitting the puck, or spiking the ball. Let’s explore some incredible benefits of playing sports at summer camp.

boys and a coach kneeling on a basketball court

Kids Lean About Teamwork: Teamwork is one of the most important things kids learn when playing sports at summer camp. Not only do they become friends with other campers but they’re working toward a common goal together. Children who are used to working independently will have a better understanding of how to share, communicate, and listen to their teammates.

Mental Toughness: Sometimes we get lost in our own heads – that goes for both children and adults. It’s easy to give up if we miss a goal or shot, or the ball gets stolen from us, but over time we become mentally tougher. When kids play sports they start to understand that it’s okay if they have a bad performance and they continue to put in effort. Because of this, kids who play sports become more resilient.

Relieve Stress: Adults often reminisce about the ease of childhood but in actuality it can be quite stressful. Kids are still learning stress relieving techniques and one of the best ways to blow off steam is to stay active. Sports and physical activities are one of the best ways to relieve tension in children!

boy hitting a tennis ball over the net to a girl

Boosts Self Esteem: Playing sports leads to increased self-esteem. Kids feel better as they build their skills, win games and get in shape. Achieving goals through sports helps kids realize they can achieve anything.

Respect Authority:  While kids have plenty of respect for their parents and teachers, they also gain respect for other adults as they bond with their coaches. Additionally, kids respect their opponents, team, authority and rules.

Develop Persistence: By staying focused and attending every practice kids develop persistence to win and excel at sports. At the end of the day, they discover that hard work pays off.

Leadership Skills: Players can be silent leaders which means they understand that their roles are vital and what they need to do to help their team succeed.

Sports Offered at Camp Cody

At Camp Cody we offer an array of sports for our campers including basketball, baseball, lacrosse, hockey, volleyball, soccer and more. Our camp counselors work with each and every camper to help build their skills and enhance their knowledge of the game. The fundamentals are taught in an encouraging atmosphere where kids feel comfortable being themselves

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