When many parents and kids think of summer camp they think about all of the fun activities, like campfires and pool parties, and all of the new friends that will be made doing them. What many might not think about is the different ways summer camp helps a camper grow not just as an individual, but as a leader.
While we love teaching our campers about the joys of motorsports, our passion is helping them become better versions of themselves. We want them to leave Camp Motorsport as more confident individuals, able to meet challenges head-on. Part of doing that is encouraging them to take on leadership roles and qualities.
How does camp do that? We’ll tell you.
Learn Self-Reliance/Resilience Being Away From Home
At home, kids are in a comfortable environment. They’re used to their neighborhood, used to their school, used to their friends. There are very few opportunities for a child to break out of their comfort zone because everything around them is familiar. So, growth opportunities, unless proactively pursued, can be hard to come by.
Camp puts kids into a whole new environment. One they’re not used to, with people they’re not familiar with. This forces campers to do things that make them feel uncomfortable and get them out of their comfort zones. Campers grow from these experiences, helping them realize they’re stronger than they thought, and building their confidence. The confidence they can use to step up and lead in situations that others might not be able to.
Kids Learn Teamwork and Communication
One of the most important skills in the real world is being able to collaborate in a team environment. We’ve all experienced the frustration of having to work with someone who just doesn’t understand what it means to be a part of a team.
Whether it’s being part of a racing team or working together to build a go-kart, campers learn to work not for themselves, but for the team. And, naturally, they fall into leadership roles in their peer groups, learning how to communicate and work together to succeed.
Learn Conflict Resolution
Conflicts at camp are inevitable. But conflict isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Campers learn responsible and positive ways to resolve conflicts, in ways that don’t include getting physical. They’re encouraged to respect the differences between each other and find common ground.
Just like in life, things on the race track can get heated. We ensure we give our campers the tools to resolve those issues when they arise. Tools that they bring home from camp with them to use at home with siblings and at school with friends.
About Camp Motorsport
Camp Motorsport is the best summer camp in Virginia for kids and teens that love driving and want a memorable summer full of thrilling adventures. We take pride in always ensuring our campers have a fun, engaging, educational, and above all, safe time as they try new things and make new friends.
Reach out to the team for more information on Camp Motorsport’s summer programs.