As winter break approaches, parents often find themselves searching for engaging and enriching activities to keep their children active and stimulated during their time away from school. A great option that ensures your child has fun while giving you the peace of mind that they’re in a safe environment is a winter break day camp! This blog will go over some of the main reasons why you should choose to register your child for a winter break camp this year!
Less Stress For You
One of the most important benefits of sending your child to a day camp is the peace of mind it provides you! Do you have to work while your child is off from school? Are you worried about leaving them at home alone or with an older sibling? Winter break camp takes the worry off your mind! Sending your child to a day camp during winter breaks gives you the peace of mind that your child is being watched in a safe environment. Also, you’ll know they’re getting active and spending time socializing with peers and participating in fun and educational activities!
Social Skills Development
Any activity that is not held by your child’s school provides them an opportunity to develop their social skills with a new group of peers! Winter break camp is a great way for your child to meet new people and work on the associated skills that come with interacting with strangers and making new friends. The activities at camp often require kids to learn teamwork, develop better communication skills, and build new friendships!
Keeping Your Child Active
While winter break is a fun time for children to play with new toys and gadgets they’ve received during the holiday season, the lack of outside playtime can lead to pent-up energy and boredom. Sending your child to a day camp ensures that they get moving and have the opportunity to be active during the day! One of the benefits of our Winter Break Camp is our indoor Crossplex facility! Your child will have the space to move and be active without being outside in the cold! They’ll be able to burn off their energy during the day so you can enjoy the cozy winter evenings as a family!
Day camps are designed to be both entertaining and educational. Many winter camps incorporate activities that stimulate cognitive development, such as problem-solving games, creative arts and crafts, and science experiments. These activities not only keep your child's mind engaged but also foster a love for learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. At the Police Activities League of Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic County, STEM is a foundational part of our mission! So all of our camps include fun STEM-based activities to help expand our campers' learning while keeping them engaged!
Keep Up Their Routine
Although winter break is much shorter than summer break, the time away from school can sometimes lead your child to slip out of their routine of getting up every morning for school. This can make going back to school overwhelming and stressful. Registering your child for a winter break camp still gives them a break from schoolwork and the opportunity for fun socializing while still keeping them in their routine.
Where Can I Find A Winter Break Camp?
If you’re looking for a day camp to send your child to this winter break, look no further than the Police Activities League of Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic County! We offer our winter break camp so your child has a safe and enriching environment to spend their break! You can learn more about our winter break camp online and get your child registered! Every year we offer camps for the major school breaks including Fall Break Camp, Spring Break Camp, and Summer Camp! If you’re looking for childcare on the days your child has school, we also offer before and after care throughout the school year! Our Big PALs before and after care program accepts students from kindergarten through eighth grade. And BigPals goes way beyond just homework help. We offer indoor and outdoor fun including STEM-related activities, laser tag, go-kart rides, gaga ball, nature walks, and a whole lot more!