NORWICH – Instead of spending the summer at home and in doors, Camp Thompson is encouraging parents to give their children a chance to explore nature at the Y’s day camp. YMCA campers gain new experiences, develop essential social skills and create lifelong friendships, while enjoying camp adventures along the way.
“Children and teens have attended our Y day camp for many years,” says Stacey Kline, Camp Director. “When at Camp Thompson, children are given new responsibilities and they learn independence. As a result, they become more confident, open to trying new things and grow as individuals and as part of a group.”
As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works to help children and teens discover their full potential by providing opportunities to learn, grow and thrive amidst caring, supportive adults. According to camping experts at Camp Thompson, there are five reasons why children and teens should experience summer camp:
FOR ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about fun adventures in the outdoors. YMCA camp has a new adventure for every child and teen.
FOR NEW EXPERIENCES: Day camps are about learning outside of school, exploring and appreciating the outdoors, developing new skills, making friends and showing leadership.