Here are the benefits:
Camp enhances self-confidence
According to an extensive study of camper outcomes conducted by Philliber Research Associates, 70 percent of parents report that their child gained self-confidence while at camp. Whether they work through homesickness or tackle an activity that pushed them outside of their comfort zone, kids walk away feeling a stronger sense of personal pride and self-reliance.
The more self confidence you have, the more you value yourself and your capabilities, which means the more valuable you feel; this is what creates the effect of naturally holding your head up high, since you have higher self esteem and are proud of who you are.
In case it's ever been a mystery to you why self confident people are naturally more successful, now you can clearly understand why there is such a high correlation between self confidence and success; each of the above benefits helps you achieve things you want to achieve faster and easier, which means you enjoy more success in life.
The more self confident you are, the stronger and more powerful you feel; you also naturally grow stronger and more confident when encountering challenges, rather than feeling weakened, crippled, and defeated by them.
Here at Aspiring Youth Academy, we wish to help boost their confidence helping them to overcome future challenges in their life.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
— Helen Keller
2. Camp fosters teamwork
Camp facilitates an environment where kids learn that to succeed they must work together with their peers and their camp leaders. Whether they’re working to build a campfire together, playing a game, or preparing a meal, campers learn to problem-solve to accomplish their goals. Through teamwork, kids learn that they are each an integral part of the camp community where they can feel a sense of acceptance and belonging.
With the more secure you feel in your self worth, regardless of how others see you, the less concerned you are with what others might or might not think of you in social situations. Thus, aiding in the team work aspect. Helping individuals assimilate better and more apt to share various ideas. This is essential for entrepreneurship.
Teamwork plain and simple, helps solve problems. Collaboration within a group can help solve difficult problems. Brainstorming is a good opportunity for the team to exchange ideas and come up with creative ways of doing things. By working together, teams can find the solutions that work best. In turn, helps our camp members and in the future, their communities.
Teamwork builds an important component, morale. You'll feel that your work is valued when you contribute to something that produces results. If you offer an idea that helps improve productivity, confidence and trust is built within the team. Instilling the mindset that each team member has something special to offer is a key component in Aspiring Youth Academy. By working together, members of a team feel a strong sense of belonging and deep commitment to each other and the common goal. An essential aspect in Entrepreneurship.
3. Camp encourages personal growth
“Personal growth is the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one’s fullest potential. Personal development is a vital part in a person’s growth, maturity, success and happiness. It is the foundation of emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health.”
While camp may simply seem like a quintessential summer pastime for attendees; it can be rewarded with personal development skills that can help them in the classroom, in their relationships and in whatever calling they choose.
It is those tangible experiences that lead to building the foundations of stronger individuals who can lead others, show empathy, navigate through difficult group dynamics. It helps to value the differences in everyone, and give of oneself for the benefit of others. Attaining skills that benefit our society and themselves throughout life.
Personal growth provides us with both the incentive and the means to become the best possible version of ourselves. Ironic as it seems, personal growth expands our frame of reference to include the people around us instead of becoming more self-centered. As our world expands, so does our awareness of the possibilities and opportunities around us. This possibility mindset fills us with an attitude of eager anticipation as we start each new day.
In our programs we wish to motivate others to realize their worth, instill a growth mindset, and give them materials to optimize their life. We firmly believe every one of us can reach our peak potential. To become the best version of ourselves, we must put constant effort, strive to be the best, and prepare to seize life’s opportunities. Enabling others to make their unique impact with their gifts and contributions through entrepreneurship I will change the world for the better.