The benefits of overnight camp

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Today’s Parent published a great article last week on “The benefits of sending your kid to overnight camp.” At Camp Billings we believe wholeheartedly in the social, emotional, developmental, and physical benefits of attending a sleep-away camp like Billings. We wanted to share a few of our favorite quotes with you and encourage you to read the whole article!

We were doubly thrilled when they returned home better versions of their original selves

Many Billings campers report that at camp they can be their true selves, or the best version of themselves. We always hope that kids take the magic of camp home with them and pass it on to those around them.

A child’s first time paddling a canoe, swimming in a lake and, especially, being away from their parents for an extended period of time all qualify as big self-esteem boosters. “Those things push them out of their comfort zone, all while being supported by counsellors and staff in a safe environment,ore either.”

There are countless opportunities to try brand new activities at Billings, and our counselors support campers through second, third or eighth tries. Importantly, our campers also build each other up. We are not a high stakes sports, computer, or performing arts camp; we specialize in fun, community, and individual growth.

The social dynamics are also easier to manoeuvre without phones and screens, and most overnight camps ban the devices and promote a kind of organized “unplugging.”

Camp Billings is, and always will be, technology-free for our campers. Campers, staff, and parents alike agree that the rare and wonderful period of time that kids and teens get to be away from screens is a breath of fresh air. It allows them to develop closer relationships with their peers and gives them a break from some of pressures of social media.

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2019 Dates and Rates are here... Registration for 2019 begins December 1st!

Camp Dates 2019:

Session 1: June 23-July 6
Session 2: July 7-July 20
Session 3: July 21-August 3
Session 4: August 4-August 17

Sessions 1 and 4: $1,500

Sessions 2 and 3: $1,550

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A deposit of $500 — per camper/ per session — must accompany your registration in order for it to be complete. This deposit is non-refundable.

 

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