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"Camp Walt Whitman, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is the best coed sleepaway camp available in New England. Boys and girls from 2nd grade to teens have the time of their lives every summer. Visit site: Camp Walt Whitman 1000 Cape Moonshine Rd Piermont, NH 03779 603-764-5521 cww@campwalt.com" – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Important Life Skills Summer Camp Teaches Kids


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Important Life Skills That Summer Camp Teaches
Kids
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Summer sleepaway camp is mostly known for being
just plain fun with friends in the great
outdoors.
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However, along with all the swimming, canoeing,
crafts and campfires, a lot of valuable life
lessons are learned at camp ...
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... and kids will use these skills long after the
end-of-camp song has been sung.
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PERSISTENCE
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Campers at overnight summer camp learn that even
the seemingly impossible, can be achieved with
persistence.
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Whether theyve set a goal of swimming across the
lake, making it across the suspended bridge on
the high ropes course or designing and building
the perfect mini Ping Pong table ...
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... kids get the right combination of help and
support at camp to meet their goal - or at least
come close!
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SAFE RISKS
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Kids get the chance to take risks in a safe,
supportive environment.
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Maybe a youngster has always wanted to try
acting, singing a solo or learning to wield a
hammer in carpentry.
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Sure, theres always a chance of failure, but
its important throughout life to learn from your
mistakes and keep trying.
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PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT
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The joy of personal achievement is a big gift of
overnight summer camp. While away from parents,
kids face challenges and beat them all on their
own, savoring the joy of independence and
personal victories.
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Maybe a child is a little afraid of the water and
doesnt really like swimming classes or canoe
trips, but they do it anyway, on their own or
with help from friends and counselors.
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For kids who struggle with a tough mountain hike,
dare to try out for the camp musical or overcome
a bad bout of homesickness, that independent
victory is sweet.
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LIVING COOPERATIVELY
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Summer camp kids get used to living in a
different community. For a lot of kids, camp is
the first time ...
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... theyve had to share sleeping quarters, take
care of their own things or even do their own
laundry.
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So, they loads of get valuable life lessons in
organization, respect for others property and
maybe even laundry!
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THE VALUE OF TEAMWORK
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Kids at sleepaway camp learn to interact as a
team rather than just individually.
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Everyone works together for the common good,
whether pitching a tent at a camp-out,
participating in a relay race or working to put
on a campfire skit.
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With the increased emphasis on teamwork in the
workplace, kids in summer camp are getting an
early start on a skill that will serve them well
throughout their lives.
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LOVE OF NATURE
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For many kids, summer camp is the start of a
lifelong journey for the love of nature.
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Particularly for campers who hail from the city,
the world of the woods and the lake are like a
foreign land, full of fascinating sights and
intriguing nighttime noises.
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This connection to the natural world can lead to
a lifelong respect for nature and interest in
environmental protection.
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LEADERSHIP
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At school, the same kids may seem to be class
leaders year after year, but at camp every kids
gets to try on the leadership hat and many who
never knew ...
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... they had the chops, find they do a great job
at directing the camp skit, navigating a hike in
the woods or organizing the completion of a
special project.
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Camp gives everyone a chance to try on new roles,
and some kids are delightfully surprised at what
they can do when given a chance.
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THE VALUE OF PERSEVERANCE
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Many parents give kids a little slack on getting
a job done, settling for less than a best effort.
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At camp, however, counselors will encourage
youngsters to try harder, and make that final
attempt that leads to success and find the inner
exhilaration of completing a difficult task.
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If you're considering sending your child to an
overnight summer camp, be sure to visit our site
to learn about Camp Walt Whitman.
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Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire,
Camp Walt Whitman offers a safe, nurturing
environment in a beautiful mountain setting.
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Co-ed
Our camp is a coed sleepaway camp, with separate
areas for boys and girls. The kids have a blast,
and make friendships that can last a lifetime.
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www.campwalt.com
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1000 Cape Moonshine Rd Piermont, NH
03779 603-764-5521 cww_at_campwalt.com
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