Why are international camps the best place to send your child this summer?
Build Life skills
“A gap exists between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need for success in their communities and workplaces.” 21st Century Partnership
Campers grow a lot in an environment away from their parents where they have to live on their own and find their own resources. They are taught to communicate, work together as part of a team and to be a leader. Leadership is developed by asking campers to fulfill responsibilities that may not be expected of them elsewhere, while sharing resources and attention helps create teamwork and the desire to participate.
Improve Emotional Intelligence
“In a … study of 515 senior executives, emotional intelligence was a better predictor of success than either relevant previous experience or high IQ.” Forbes
Communicating and interacting effectively with other people are two of the most important skills children learn at camp. In the relaxed, noncompetitive camp culture, campers build up their “emotional intelligence” (EQ), their face-to-face communication and relationship skills. These skills are so important because 21st-century employers need people who can communicate, collaborate, and cooperate with others.
“Character is, in the long run, the decisive factor in the life of individuals and of nations alike. “ Theodore Roosevelt
On top of making new friends, campers also better understand how to maintain friendships too. Camp provides children with the core values of a strong, moral individual by teaching them about ethics, honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. Consequently, after camp, children are more kind, understand the importance of giving, are more equipped to stand up for what they know is right, and are willing to be more responsible.
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. “ Abraham Lincoln
At camp, children learn the responsibility of making their own decisions with the safety net of insightful counselors and staff in a safe environment. Campers can risk finding out what works and what doesn’t, while discovering new parts of themselves. The camp environment provides peer support that allows children to quickly overcome their need for parent control.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. “Nelson Mandela
At true language camps life and language instruction are combined as one. From the moment campers arrive, counselors and instructors in their summer language immersion programs communicate and play only in the chosen language, just as if campers were learning from the inside of the country itself. As a result, they create global friendships and a greater understanding of global cultures.
So … is Explorer Camps the international camp you’re looking for? You bet!