The Benefits of Summer Camp

 A summer spent at Black Bear Lake Day Camp is a time of adventure, growth, and endless possibilities for your child. Attending a summer day camp can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Black Bear provides children ages 3-15 with a wide range of activities including swimming, paddleboarding, cooking, archery, soccer basketball and horseback riding.  Black Bear Lake helps your child develop their social skills, improve their skills and interests.  A summer spent at Black Bear builds confidence, fosters independence, and creates lifelong memories and friendships.

Black Bear Lake offers a safe and supportive environment for children to step outside their comfort zones. By participating in a wide array of activities, trying new things, meeting new friends, and overcoming challenges, campers build resilience, develop self-confidence, and learn to embrace their strengths and weaknesses. Whether conquering our new high ropes course the Sky Climb or performing in our summer show, campers are encouraged to take risks, believe in themselves, and discover their unique abilities.

In today’s digital age, children spend a significant amount of time in front of screens. Summer camps provide a change of pace by encouraging campers to unplug and connect with nature and real-life experiences. Away from electronic devices, children engage in physical activities, team games, and exploration of the outdoors. This not only promotes healthy habits but also enhances their appreciation for the natural world, fosters creativity, and develops critical thinking skills.

Summer camps bring together children from diverse backgrounds, fostering an inclusive and accepting community. Campers develop valuable social skills by engaging in team activities, collaborating on projects, and resolving conflicts amicably. By interacting with peers and building relationships, they learn empathy, communication, and cooperation. Lifelong friendships often form at summer day camps, providing children with a sense of belonging and a network of support.

Summer day camps play a crucial role in promoting physical fitness and outdoor recreation. Black Bear Lake campers have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of sports, games, and outdoor adventures. With our Choice Elective Program, your child will participate in activities they pick themselves and those activities will be full of campers who also have expressed an interest in that activity!  

Whether swimming, hiking, playing soccer, or learning archery, children that engage in physical activities improve their coordination, endurance, and overall health. Regular exercise in a fun and supportive environment sets the foundation for a lifelong commitment to well-being.

Black Bear Lake offers a rich variety of activities that cater to a wide range of interests. Whether it’s art, music, science, drama, or outdoor skills, campers can explore their passions and develop new talents. Again, our unique Choice Elective Program, combined with our specialists, many of whom are teachers, and our carefully selected counselors provide guidance and encouragement.  This exposure to diverse activities helps children develop a well-rounded skill set and nurtures their curiosity.

Attending Black Bear Lake Day Camp is an investment in a child’s personal and social development. The benefits are far-reaching, from fostering independence and self-confidence to promoting physical fitness and creating lasting friendships. So, this summer, consider sending your child to Black Bear Lake!