According to the Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a child who is deprived of healthy mental stimulation over the summer often loses a significant amount of what they learn during the school year. Summer camp encourages children to try new things, feel good about themselves and experience activities that they would not normally be offered, such as sailing, creative arts, horseback riding, drama, ropes courses team activities and much more.
Not only will camp keep children mentally stimulated all summer long, but physically active and fit as well. The Heath and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention, notes that childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions;
“When choosing a camp, make sure it is an American Camp Associated (ACA) accredited camp. This means that a nationally recognized organization comes in every three years to make sure everything is done in a safe way. By selecting an ACA accredited camp you can be assured your camper is safe, as their standards are very high” said Ruth N. Bramson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Bramson also suggested when choosing a camp take into account the interests of the child whether it’s rock climbing, horseback riding or water sports and choose a camp that can provide these activities.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts offer 14 ACA accredited camps: 4 resident, 10 day for girls ages 6-17. There are programs for girls every interest, including: canoeing, arts, environment, carpentry, science, drama and music, swimming, sailing, horseback riding and much more. For more information or to register for camp, visit www.hercamp.org or call 617 350-8335
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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts serves more than 45,000 girls ages 5-17 and 17,000 adult volunteers in the 178 communities we serve.