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10 Benefits of Kids Summer Camp

If you’ve been to camp, you’re not surprised when you hear about the benefits of summer camp. Having experienced life at camp yourself as a child, you know the profound positive effects that still matter to you as an adult and you also know that you want the same thing for your own kids. But if you didn’t go to camp as a child, you may not realize just how good the experience is for children. You may not know why so many parents are committed to sending their kids to camp. So, here is a list of the most important reasons to send your kids to camp.

Learn to Listen

In order to be happy in life, we have to care about others. All relationships are based on understanding and commitment. We need to learn how to identify and understand the feelings, the situations and the motives of others. We all need empathy— loads of it. The next time a friend or a loved one wants you to listen, don’t talk. Squelch your impulse to interrupt when they are confiding in you. Most people don’t want answers or advice; they just need to be heard.