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Summer Camps in a Nut Shell

History, Euolution, and New Trends in the Summer Camp Industry Summer Camps- Summer has become a time to engage in Learning opportunities-a time to further explore interests that are not readily auailable in school. Summer opportunities are boundless. Summer is no longer the same. Since the 180o's The Evolution Timeline of the Summer Camp Industry of Major Summer Camp Events Many of the first established summer camps were created to teach survival skills; self-reliance and the competence one needed to become a self- sufficient adult. of course, the point was for kids to have fun too. 1861 1st organized camp in America (Washington, CT). Summer Camps were established "So that the pursuit of health could be combined with the 1874 1st YWCA offered in Asbury Park, NJ. practical knowledge outside the usual academic lines." 1885 Dr. Joseph Trimble Rothrock 1st YMCA offered in Founder of a private summer camp for boys in 1876 Newburgh, NY. 1910 Over the past 30 years, traditional camps have made room for a new breed Toward the later part of the century, a new genre of summer camps began to usher in the digital generation: American Camping Association was established. 1977 of specialized summer camps that focus on activities and opportunities that go beyond the typical "campfire" camp. 1st Computer Camp established; National Computer Camps. 1999 Ist Tech Camp established: ID Tech Camps. O More than 12,000 day and resident camps exist in the U.S. Summer O Each year, more than 11 million children and adults attend camp. Camp Facts (from ACA) O Camps employ more than 1,200,000 adults to work as counselors, program/activity leaders and in support services roles such as administration, food seruice, health care, and more. O 48% of camps report a staff return of 50% or more. O Of the estimated 12,000 camps in the U.S., approximately 7,000 are resident camps and 5,000 are day camps. O The number of day camps in the U.S. has grown by nearly 90% in the past 20 years. What are Benefits of Attending Summer Camps? What am I going to do with my this kids summer? Who is going to take care of my kids? How do I organize their time if we're both working? Physical activity and exercise; especially important because of sedentary activities, unhealthy eating habits and lifestyles. 2. Ability to build skills not taught in most schools. For many, the rise and growth of the summer camp industry has translated into a blessing for millions of families across the country. Each child is different and special - and has unique tastes and interests. Increased sense of independence & confidence as a result of time away from home. More on Summer Learning Loss Competitive edge for college and future careers; a leg up on peers. Parents have to work. Most students go on summer vacation. Who is watching the kids? Unsuperuised children can result in unproductive, or even dangerous, behavior. Enhanced social dexterity as kids get out of the house and into enuironments with others. It has been clearly documented that students experience learning loss when not engaged in summer learning. Summer Learning Success Stories Ian a former camper now attending MIT, took what he learned at iD Tech Camps and published the book titled Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius. Ross & Scott are 9-year-old twin brothers who went into business as web developers and plan to fund more iD Tech courses with their profits. Bryan went from iD student to iD instructor to professional as an After Effects® Editor for one of the largest gaming companies in the world - Electronic Arts". Katherine learned 3D design and modeling then went on to win 1st place, 2nd place and "Best of Show" in a statewide film festival. Awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Southern California. Marc sharpened his programming skills and developed a game app now featured in the Apple® store, earning money from sales as far away as Great Britain and Japan. Developed by Tech Camps iD

Summer Camps in a Nut Shell

shared by jimmy2012 on Sep 05
This infographic sums up Summer Camps for you. From the beginning to the current trends, the evolution and changes the concept has taken, plus more is presented here. Learn about some fun facts on sum...


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