There’s no question, going to summer camp is an adventurous, independence-building experience for kids. But the benefits of spending a week or more away from parents and meeting kids from all walks of life extends beyond the fun and friendships.

Studies by the American Camp Association show that summer camps actually help prepare kids for adulthood. Campers are shown to exhibit growth in self-confidence and the ability to learn new activities and make new friends that will serve them well through adulthood.

The benefits of camp are well documented. Children experience significant growth in self-esteem, independence, leadership, friendship skills, adventure-seeking and exploration during summer camp. As well, research reveals that the greatest strengths of the camp experience for children are supportive relationships (specifically quality relationships with adult staff) and skill building opportunities. Check out these articles at the American Camp Association website for more about the benefits of summer camp:

THE VALUE OF CAMP | American Camp Association

THE CASE FOR CAMP | American Camp Association

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Camp Chop Postponed 2021

Unfortunately, due to State guidelines and the nature of the Camp CHOP program operating primarily indoors with close contact, we are not able to operate the CHOP Program this summer.  Camp Motorsport and AstroCamp (all located at the Camp CHOP facility) will be operating this summer.  Guidelines do allow us to run Camp Motorsport and AstroCamp safely with a few minor accommodations to allow for COVID safety. Registration is open! We look forward to having you join us at Camp CHOP in Summer 2022!