Every summer vacation brings with itself a series of fun, games coupled with learning and education, in the face of summer camps organized by schools all around, especially in India. Summer vacation is the longest duration of holidays given to the children, however, as we all know that an idle mind is a devil’s workshop, similarly children sitting idly at home are clueless of how to spend their time and they end up creating havoc at home. Well, that’s the reason schools are various sports complex in various cities organize these summer camps, so that children learn something useful and they are also engaged in something creative than destructive.
Various events are charted out by the event organizers and summer camp volunteers and planners during this summer camp. Right from physical exercise to mental exercise’s many summer camps only focus on dance, some focus on sports, while others focus on creative learning like clay modelling, balloon modelling, drama’s, dance, public speaking, manners and etiquette learning class, etc.
School going children, enjoy the idea of summer camps, because it is a time when they make new friends, get to meet old classmates, learn so many new things, engage in fun activities, etc. Parents have also started sending their children to join these summer camps for several reasons, they engage in creative learning, they do not sit idle infront of television all day long, and they also learn civic duties and manners which they start incorporating in their day to day lives.
We have often hear the proverb that “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy” but summer camps are designed in such a way that there is a perfect balance of work and play that would equip the child with knowledge of several things at once. The greatest thing about these summer camps is that each day is charted out for different activities, so that a child does not get bored of doing the same thing again and again, as it becomes monotonous.
Recently, International schools in India have also started with adventure summer camps for children studying in their schools. Adventure camps are mostly organized in places where students could take part in adventure sports, learn mountain climbing, grappling, river rafting, kayaking, etc. Summer camps are not only meant for fun and learning, but it also teaches kids several other things like team work, learn to co-operate with other team members, learn to strive in harsh conditions, etc. Student life is considered to be a time when one should put in the maximum effort to bear the maximum result, so all these training are provided in a playful way so as to inculcate a sense of self sustenance amongst children.