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Imagine with me, the growth and development of your child marked not by their years in school, but by the richness of a summer experience.
Camp exposes kids to life-shaping opportunities that stretch and grow campers outside of what they know. Our day camps offer an opportunity to impact kids in this way, but there is an even greater life transformation that occurs when a child spends a week away from home at one of our overnight camps. “A whole week away! I don’t think we’re ready for that.” We hear you. Overnight camp is a big step, but could your child be ready to take a leap of faith?
As campers experience an action-packed week away from home, their level of responsibility is stretched as they follow a rigid routine keeping up with their belongings and personal hygiene. In the simple tasks of brushing their teeth or remembering to hang a towel to dry, campers gain a sense of ownership as they take care of themselves and steward their possessions well. When campers are stretched in an environment away from home, they rise beyond their own expectations of themselves, and learn self-care without even realizing it.
As children embrace these little daily responsibilities, their confidence grows, and independence is built.
Immersed in a high energetic environment, outdoors and unplugged for six full days’ campers meet a fun, silly and playful side of themselves many have never before experienced. While camp activity provides exercise that stretches growing bodies, it also encourages kids to compete with a respect for others, learning key components of teamwork and sportsmanship. From the zero fun wasted throughout the day, to eliminating screens and technology from a camper’s week at camp, everything T Bar M Camps does is purposeful.
When kids are thrown into an environment like this away from their world of familiarity, a new sense of self emerges. Within the power of play, children embrace a sureness of themselves to be free in their own skin.
Kids crave connection, and when they spend a week away from home, at camp, they experience depth and meaning in REAL relationships. As campers navigate together through a week at camp, they embrace interdependence with their cabin mates and coaches (our word for camp counselor) in a way that bonds the most unlikely of personalities. Living in close quarters, campers learn to resolve conflicts and come to compromises. They might share a common challenge, like homesickness, and lean on each other for support or comfort. Through it all, their coaches offer undivided attention and unconditional love inspiring kids to replicate the same care to others.
Sharing a common experience, like camp, while overcoming difficulties in relationship with others builds self-esteem and enhances communication and life skills.
Ready for Camp?
T Bar M Camps fosters safe and authentic day camp and overnight camp experiences where the opportunity for developmental strides are endless. If overnight camp still feels a little daunting for your child, consider your first step with our Day Camps, and expose your child to a fun and meaningful summer of growth!
Camp is one of the most lasting, rewarding experiences parents can give their children. T Bar M Camps builds self-esteem and gives kids a sense of independence all while growing their faith.
T Bar M Camps has provided over 35 years of life-impacting experiences. Come play with purpose. Explore T Bar M today.
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