Many summer camp programs accept children as young as 3 years old. While this might sound too young, you may want to reconsider that stance, especially if your child will be entering preschool or kindergarten in the fall.
Introduction to School-like Structure
It Helps Ease Separation Anxiety
Preschoolers Learn Important Life Skills
Camp introduces your preschooler to new activities and skills. Many day camps include water play or swimming lessons. Other camps may focus on specific sports, like soccer or gymnastics. Your kids will have fun while practicing important skills like communication, coordination & confidence, while also learning what type of behavior is expected of them in a school-like setting. They may even discover a new activity they enjoy enough to continue it beyond summer camp.
Camp Helps Children Build Social Skills
Day camp gives preschoolers an opportunity to make new friendships and build their social skills. Young kids sometimes have limited interactions with other children their age. Their social circle may only include a few friends from daycare, a playgroup or their neighborhood. Summer camp allows children to practice making friends and interact with kids from diverse backgrounds. It also gives children the freedom to make friends based on preference rather than proximity to their home.