For a few years now, when we turned on the morning TV shows at my house, we heard, "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super Grover!" Well, friends, the kids aren't so little anymore. I'm no longer looking for preschool related TV programming and high quality child care and education programs. Nowadays, I find myself looking for educationally grounded summer enrichment programs that will help my child grow into all he or she can be. Without further adieu, allow me the privilege to introduce to you the world's #1 camp to help teens reach their full potential.
This week's featured partner post is all about Girls Empowerment Network, better known as GEN. I had the chance to chat with Claudia Arellano, Outreach Program Coordinator, and learn about this amazing program. Read on to learn all about these girl experts and how they are changing girls' lives year after year.
Summer camp is great for kids for the following reasons:
- Summer camp helps kids build relationships.
- Kids gain experience doing things they may not get to do at home.
- They will have exposure to experts.
- They are physically active.
- Summer camp gives them a break from devices.
- They get to experience and learn about nature.
- Activities at camp helps to keep their brains active throughout the summer.
- Summer camp activities build self-esteem.
- Attending camp makes kids resilient.
- Summer camp educates the whole child.
In our recent blog series,
we talked about extracurricular activities. In the post "Sports: Extracurricular Activities for the Athletic Child," we specifically talked about the value of great leadership. We also introduced you to a book called "Playing It Forward" by coaching expert, Tim Law. Tim has great advice for coaches and parents alike and we hope to share some of these helpful ideas with you. The key ideas that Tim presents are not just coaching techniques, strategies, and philosophies. They also provide the very important life lessons that comes with sports and other extracurricular activities that your child may be involved in. Take a peek at this promotional video to hear from Tim.