Oasis, along with two other prominent North Shore camps, was contacted by The North Shore Weekend Magazine to describe how camp has evolved over the years since we were all youngsters enjoying our summer camp experiences. The majority of what was listed by those who run these camps focused on new exciting activities while we focused on making our campers feel successful and even learn a little something while having the time of their lives.
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Celebrating Day Camp Eve will put kids in a festive mood the night before they go to Oasis, especially if they are going for the first time. With a bit of preparation, this "campy" home activity can build excitement and inspire creativity.
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Summer day camp has been an American tradition for many years. Day camp has always been a place where children have been able to participate in different sports, arts and crafts, and other events tailored to help them gain confidence and make new friends. Most importantly for children today, it helps kids "unplug" and get involved socially.
Kids delight in sharing their successful endeavors of day camp with their family. Eyes alight; their stories are recounted breathlessly as they re-live their experiences at Oasis Summer Day Camp.
According the the cia.gov website, the total US poplulation over the age of 15 who can read and write is 99%. That may seem quite high, but since the US population is approximately 312.8 million that still leaves over 3 million illiterate citizens.
If you think about it, the concept of willingly spending time in the woods is a strange one. Evolved civilization began erecting buildings, shelter, and advancing technology, to get away from the hardships of living on the land. As civilization progressed, and people began to distinguish themselves more and more from nature, there was less of a need to spend time in the wilderness and even outside proper.
Resilience – the ability to cope with stress and adversity – is a skill every child needs to be successful in life. It is a skill that empowers them to meet the increasing challenges they face as they mature. According to an article published by Psychology Today, summer camp is actually beneficial in developing that skill.