Muskoka Woods wants guests to have fun — more fun than you can imagine! But developing the self-esteem of young campers is also pretty important, too.
“Lucas grew so much in the week he was at Muskoka Woods; I can’t even begin to put it into words,” said Margaret, the mom of a Venture guest. “My son became comfortable in his skin for the first time.”
One can only imagine how thrilled Margaret must have been to see her son thrive after his week at camp.
If you have a child who has low self-esteem, consider enrolling them for a week at camp this summer. Here are five ways that Muskoka Woods can help your kid shine!
Summer camp gives kids the chance to be independent — perhaps for the first time in their lives. Whether it’s something as simple as choosing their own food at dinner or leading a team of fellow campers in an activity, the trust and encouragement behind all guests at Muskoka Woods gives them the opportunity to flourish as individuals.
Meeting New Friends
Making new friends is the ultimate self-esteem booster and Muskoka Woods is a place to make memories and friends that will last a lifetime. Camp gives kids the chance to meet other guests who are not only from across Ontario — but around the world! Muskoka Woods is a place to meet new people from a variety of backgrounds, and a chance for kids to build on their understanding not only of themselves but those around them.
Exploring Creative Pursuits
Summer camp provides an opportunity for kids to try new things without feeling judged while learning a new skill. Guests will enjoy Muskoka Woods’ most popular activities with their cabin every day. Whatever the interests may be of the young camper in your household, there’s sure to be something at Muskoka Woods that they will excel at.
Mentorship with Counsellors
Camp counsellors give young campers something to aspire to. As young leaders, counsellors share their talents and life lessons with campers, inspiring them to become future leaders, too. Most successful people have a mentor that inspired them to become great. Maybe your child’s life-long mentor can be found at Muskoka Woods. Check out this video demonstrating how Muskoka Woods staff members have made a positive impact in the lives of past guests.
A Break From Screen Time
When a child’s face is constantly buried in a screen, they miss out on nurturing real-life experiences. Enjoying a fun-filled social week away from screens will reinforce the importance of real-life interactions with kids their own age while boosting their self-esteem in the process.
Jamie Hunter is a freelance content specialist living in Dundas, Ont. with his wife, 10-year-old daughter and six-year-old son. Over the past 15+ years, he has contributed to a variety of national lifestyle and entertainment print publications and worked in corporate communications roles at Harbourfront Centre and the University of Toronto. A self-described amateur entomologist, wannabe ornithologist, and fair-weather angler, on weekends he can be found covered in dirt tending to his gardens.