As I do just about every day, I woke up this morning and read about parenting. Of course some mornings I read about pregnancy or baby brain development, but you get the idea. The book I was reading this morning is called No Regrets Parenting by Harley Rotbart. This post isn’t meant to be a book review, but before you think I hate the book just let me set the record straight. I think it’s a good book, solid 4/5.
With that said there was a little chapter in there that talks about camp. All the chapters are little, so that’s not meant to be condescending … :D. See, I do really like the book. I’m standing up for it against myself, lol.
In the chapter on he talks about sleepover camp. That’s a good start! But, then he starts talking about how we shouldn’t send our kids to overnig… I think Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig said it best at the 2013 Golden Globes:
Now that you’re back from the video … that’s pretty much how I reacted: “You get out of here”.
Let’s get serious here. Though I love Rotbart’s perspective on savouring our lives with our kids, I strongly disagree with him on the point of summer camp. I’ve worked at camp for six years and seen its power firsthand.
Here are the 5 best reasons I can think of why we should send our kids to overnight summer camp: