Parents are always on the lookout for that absolutely perfect gift, for a birthday, holiday or special occasion. One that will be used, not thrown away, and give joy for years to come. Many of us are lucky to have all the “things” we could ever want. We are starting to see that it’s great experiences more than physical products that really make us and our kids happy. We have one particular experience in mind for all you parents out there looking for the best present ever – a week at summer camp! So why is camp the best gift ever??
Has anyone else braved the shops on Black Friday or even a typical weekend? It’s crazy out there! Luckily, you don’t need to go anywhere to buy camp. Sign your kids up with a quick phone call or even better – most camps now allow parents to enroll anytime online. No need to change out of your PJs.
It’s true! There’s been actual research that proves it! Check out this great article from the UnClutterer.
Remember the time you bought that expensive outfit for your kid and they grew out of it before you got home from the store? While camp IS something you can grow too old to attend, you NEVER grow out of it, and the memories only become more precious with time.
You COULD buy them a new bike, but wouldn’t be nice to save that garage space for something else? Like maybe your car? Or you could buy your kids all kinds of toys, but it will just make finding the floor in your kids’ rooms that much harder. Plus, buying camp actually CREATES space – when your kid is gone at camp. Which leads us to our next point…
If you could give your kid the gift of great friends, you’d do it in a heartbeat. Well, camp can do it for you! Staying in a close-knit cabin with 9-10 other kids their own age, then experiencing the fun and growth that happens at camp with them, creates friendships that last a lifetime.
So give the gift of camp! You won’t regret it, and your kids will thank you for it – now, and later.