At Kidcam, day camp isn’t just something we do, it’s all we do, which is the main reason we have been the trusted name in summer camps by thousands of families for almost 50 years.
Our mission is to bring the Spirit of Summer to life by creating memorable moments and lasting relationships, through a powerful summer camp experience that inspires greatness and brings smiles to faces.
Through exposure to an entirely different world, campers gain resiliency, grow more independent, learn determination, unplug from technology, and engage with the real world.
Kids learn to become more self-reliant as they explore their interests and discover their strengths and weaknesses. They learn to trust their inner voice instead of depending on a parent or teacher to tell them what to do — a vital aspect of becoming a self-sufficient adult.
A World Without Screens
An elimination of all screens everyday isn’t realistic, but for at least a few hours five days a week, your kids probably wouldn’t even miss their smartphones or Xboxes or tablets. They’ll be too busy swimming, going on field trips, deconstructing old computers, or learning a specialty sport, enjoying those classic camp traditions.
A World Without School
At school, kids are told what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Even some specialized summer camps are structured that way. While kids who attend those camps are following a passion, they still just need to be kids. At Kidcam, kids can try new things without worrying about homework. They're out of the classroom and in new settings that are ideal for personal growth, development, and a large dose of the summer sun. Camp is an opportunity for kids to experiment in how they socialize through shared experiences, mutual interests, competition, cooperation, and humor.
It’s amazing what a change of scenery can do for a kid’s spirit and sense of self. Kidcam summer day camp enables our Rockstars to see that there is an entire world outside of the home-and-school bubble. Our campers are urged to try new things, put themselves out there, take some risks, and overcome obstacles. Children tend to grow and reinvent themselves in ways that can only happen at camp when the pressures of what’s expected go away.
Reinvention also gives kids a chance to reflect — to think about themselves as a person away from home and school. By asking themselves who they are or who they want to be, kids open themselves up to other new experiences and life lessons. Or they conclude that they’re exactly who they want to be, at least at the moment. Either way, reflection, which is a foundational core of Kidcam, is a good tool to develop for life.
Schools and neighborhoods are safe places for kids to feel comfortable in, which is a good thing. But it also creates a kind of bubble that can sometimes close off exposure to new ideas and people. Summer day camps blend many different backgrounds, creeds, viewpoints, and personalities into a cohesive, safe, and fun environment.
Kate Stevens (Nola Family Magazine, 2020)
Even if you think your kids are pretty independent already, nothing tests that sense of freedom like setting them in a new environment — away from the familiar faces of parents, teachers, and school friends. While our summer day camps are still structured, the schedules are more lenient, not only allowing kids to decide what they want to do, but challenging them to think about what they want to do.
- Tim Meyer, NOLA Family
Benefits of Summer Camp
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At Kidcam, summer camp isn’t just something we do, it’s all we do. And we strive to do it better than anyone else. Creating meaningful summer experiences for children entering Pre-K through 13 is our focus 365 days a year.
We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, safe and supportive summer family where every child is treasured for what makes him or her unique. Through our long-standing traditions and values, we create a sense of belonging that gives children the confidence to be who they are. While enjoying a summer of fun, adventure and wonder, Kidcam campers are made to feel that they are a part of something truly special.
We call it the Kidcam difference. Our campers call it summers that rock!