Empowering Children Through Choice
Wow! It has been an exciting 2 weeks at Green Acres! Each day campers are bubbling with enthusiasm as they recount the day’s events to their parents and proudly share what they have learned. There are numerous creative and innovative activities offered, and having the opportunity to make choices is one of the reasons why Green Acres Camp is the place to be!
One of our goals is to empower children to become independent thinkers and learners. Camp is a safe environment in which campers may take risks, challenge themselves, or make a discovery. By selecting their own activities, campers are able to focus on their individual interests and are free to try something new. Making independent decisions is the first step towards independence and camp gives children the chance to make multiple decisions throughout the day.
Encourage your child to describe the activities he or she has chosen. Praise him/her for trying something new, even if the activity was not a favorite. These conversations may provide insight into the ways your child thinks and solves problems, and may lead to further discussions about decision making. Green Acres; it’s the place to be!
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