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Want to Know About the Advantages of Summer Youth Programs?

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by Spooky Nook Sports on February 24, 2020

Of course you do! Here at Spooky Nook Sports, we offer action-packed, exciting, and engaging summer youth programs. But our programs don’t just focus on sports. Spooky Nook Sports summer and youth programs promote healthy living through exercise, confidence in problem solving, teamwork, and better social skills.  Check out all our summer camps in our guide!As parents ourselves, we want you to feel confident knowing your children are safe and happy during our summer youth programs. Our year-round youth programs and annual summer camps will have your children excited about learning a new sport or increasing skills at one they already love, developing new leadership abilities, and hanging out with their friends.

Read on for more information about the advantages of summer youth programs. Specifically, how they can physically and mentally help your child grow, learn healthy habits, and find a sport or activity they love.

Creates Screen-Free Time

For better or worse, screens are everywhere we look, and our children are growing up in an age where less screen-time probably isn’t a bad idea. Summer youth programs present an opportunity for your child to engage with the world around them without the necessity of screen-time. Especially during camp experiences like the ones we offer here at Spooky Nook Sports, physical activity and problem solving are much higher on the list than any screen-related activity.

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Building Friendships

A classic storyline, where two kids become best friends during their time at summer camp, is a reality here at Spooky Nook Sports. Our summer youth programs and sports camps all focus on teamwork and team-building activities. And these are activities that promote the creation of those lasting friendships.

For many children, friendships are the key to building better social skills and feeling confident throughout their school years. Whether your child is signing up with a friend or coming to camp alone, they will leave our camps with stronger friendships and new friends.

Building Character

Summer youth programs can build character and encourage personal growth. By helping children navigate social situations and learning how to make independent decisions, your child can gain work on building character. Allow your child to push past their comfort zone and take away key life lessons.

Our sports programs offer the chance for children to develop self-confidence, patience, and increase self-esteem. We offer more than just a sports camp—we offer children a place to build themselves up and develop key social skills that they need later in life.

Physical Development

As a sports complex, we encourage physical activity in all of our summer youth programs and camps. Consistent physical activity is crucial to young children’s health because it helps them to develop healthier habits as they grow up.

We hire trained fitness experts and counselors to help develop your child’s skills in sports. However, our staff also helps them develop a healthy and fun relationship with exercise and physical activity.

Keeping Up With Learning Over Summer

Your child does more at school than just learn math, science, and English. They learn how to be independent, how to problem solve, and how to work in teams. Sound familiar? Continue those lessons at a youth summer program through Spooky Nook Sports!

Many summer camps and youth programs fill their schedules with activities that pursue personal growth. This often includes educational activities to help keep up with learning over the summer. Keeping up with learning over the summer is critical to their success during the following school year.

Creating Independence

Help your child gain a sense of independence through a summer youth program. Take your time finding a program that matches the level of independence your child needs. They may need more one-on-one time to gain confidence in their independence, or they may be ready to jump into a leadership role. In either case, creating a sense of independence will help your child flourish later in life.

We offer a Future Leaders Camp during our summer youth programs to encourage responsibility and independence for young teens. Those who participate in this camp gain independence by shadowing camp counselors and helping them run other camp programs.

Developing New Skills

Personal growth, physical development, and social engagement are just a few of the new skills your child can learn in youth summer camps. Make time to figure out what your child is interested in learning and what skills they might want to learn or benefit from.

If your child is interested in STEM, art, or sports programs, weigh the options in your area. If you have any questions about the type of physical development and sports skills we teach at Spooky Nook Sports, reach out to us.

Provides a Safe Learning Space

The structure and activity schedule of a summer youth program is a safe space for children to learn new skills and work on personal growth and development. Sometimes school can be overwhelming for a child, and while summer youth programs are structured, they can feel more relaxed to young children.

Camp experiences offer your child a safe space to learn, and an opportunity to expand their interests, learn new skills, and find new pathways. Always do your homework on camp environments to make sure it matches your child’s needs—especially if they have any special needs requirements or planning.

Contact us today for more information.

Topics: youth sports, summer