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How Summer Camp Encourages Social Responsibility

Camp Cody Team 04/26/2017

As winter turns to spring and new life appears all around us, it is the time to consider your child’s understanding of themselves as part of the world. What contributions will your child make towards creating a better place on earth?

Social responsibility is something parents have little time to teach their children. You hope that you set a good example that they can learn from, but parents rarely take the time to explain the responsibility we have as humans to the world around us.

Summer Camp & Social Responsibility

Summer camp provides those lessons everyday. Campers are taught that by doing their daily assigned chore they are helping the cabin as a whole. While at activities, campers are taught to take care of the equipment so that others may have the opportunity to use it. At arts & crafts, cooking, or woodworking they learn to share. Hiking and exploring nature teaches campers to leave only footsteps and take only pictures. Many campers have community service through farm and conservation programs, teaching campers practical skills.

Even though teaching social responsibility may not be a focus in your daily life at home, it is one of the most important lessons taught while at summer camp. It allows campers to be part of something larger than just themselves, and that is priceless.

Some other ways summer camp teaches social responsibility

  • Flexibility – Kids learn how to take care of themselves and others. Now is the time that they are learning how to manage their newfound independence while also coexisting with other campers.
  • Leadership – Teens who have been attending camp for years are on their way to becoming camp counselors. They’re often looked up to by younger campers and take on a leadership role.
  • Emotional responsibility – At summer camp, kids and teens are introduced to new and sometimes intimidating activities such as ziplines and high ropes courses.  Children learn how to support one another and provide comfort when they notice others getting scared.

Join Us at New Hampshire’s Best Sleepaway Camp

Established in 1926, Camp Cody has been providing kids and teens with nurturing and exciting summers for over 90 years! While we have camp counselors assisting kids with their day-to-day routine, campers always learn a thing or two about social responsibility. We seem many kids tidying up their area in the cabin to make way for their fellow cabin mates. Campers are always sharing snacks, games they’ve brought from home, and they do an excellent job sharing the ball during field games. There’s truly a tremendous amount of self growth at sleepaway camp.

Activities offered at our summer camp include

  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Pickleball
  • Windsurfing
  • Water volleyball
  • Tubing
  • Sailing
  • Dance
  • Cook
  • & so much more

When it comes to health and safety, we have on-site nurses available and all of our staff has undergone CPR training. Being located on the water, we make sure to have a lifeguard on duty to ensure campers are completely safe. At Camp Cody, we’re all about having fun while staying safe and encouraging kids to break out of their shells so they can become more confident.

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