Awesome Summer Camp Themes!!
A summer camp is only effective when it provides a stimulating atmosphere that helps a child work on social skills, build their confidence and also continue to learn and grow. The purpose of summer camp is not just time away from home or school. Thus camp theme should be aligned with these goals and be able to enhance the camp experience. At Vernon Hills Montessori Academy school summer camp, we plan the themes which are aligned to that goal as well have some excitement.
1. Ice-skating Theme
Ice-skating in summer??? Isn’t that the first question comes to your mind, when we say Ice-skating? But yes this is the most exciting theme Montessori school summer camp has this year. So this is a synthetic ice rink which offers the great way to enjoy this winter game in the summer. Plus it’s not just a skating; children will have opportunity to learn some ice-dancing as well. This sport is great for improving strength, balance, agility, coordination and flexibility.
2. Gardening Theme
Gardening is a great way to teach children environmental awareness by exploring the working nature. Gardening is a surprisingly physical activity. But more than exercise, gardening teaches children a pattern of healthy activity. Gardening allows kids to be with nature, it allows them to breathe a fresh air. Its one thing to believe nature is good for your kids and another thing to establish habits that put the belief into practice. This is where gardening for kids comes in.
3. Tennis Theme
Tennis is a good sport for maintaining health, fitness, strength and agility. It has also social and psychological benefits. Tennis has been a center of attraction of our camp for past couple of years. Tennis is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Playing tennis has many health benefits.
4. Fishing Theme
Fishing is a kind of activity which needs lot of patience. Fishing will put children’s patience to practice. Fishing inspires a closer connection with nature. The exposure to fresh air, sun and being on the water has numerous health benefits. Fishing is the best way for kids to connect with the water animals.
5. Cooking Theme
It is said that cooking is a really good tress buster. Fresh food is the basic need of the human being and cooking is the part of it. If kids know the basic cooking skills, they will become the self sufficient personas. If the good food movement is to succeed, it will be through our children. Cooking is less expensive. It is also better for the environment. Believe it or not, cooking will boost kid’s social skills.
6. Art and Craft Theme
There is popular opinion that art and craft have number of big benefits. Art and craft improve kid’s co-ordination, concentration and fine motor skills. It helps with important visual processing ability. This is the best way for kids to express themselves. Art and craft encourage creativity.
7. Piano (Music) Theme
Music is the foundation of our Montessori school. The rhythm of learning is the motto behind all our work. I don’t need to list the benefits of music or musical instrument here!! They are endless! But I would certainly like to mention some benefits of playing piano. Playing the piano is a workout all its own, and offers different physical and psychological advantages to players of all ages. Regular music practice at an early age can even make structural changes to the brain. Music practice improves concentration, disciple and patience in children. It is no surprise that learning to play piano requires hand-eye coordination which definitely improves coordination skill. It also helps to strengthen hand muscles.