How are there only FOUR DAYS left until the first day of overnight camp at Camp Shohola?! After months of waiting, summer is finally here! The weather has been perfect lately at our overnight camp near New Jersey, great timing for our campers to come and get outside. At overnight camp, children will spend hours outside running around and playing in the sun. You may not realize it, but there are a lot of benefits that come along with children spending time outside. Keep on reading to learn what will happens to your son when he spends time outside at overnight camp!

  • Relieves Stress- After almost nine months inside of a classroom, your child may feel drained. At school, children are often left feeling stressed and pressured to do well. By spending time outside at overnight camp, children get a much-needed break and time to relax, as well as reduce stress. 
  • Exercise- At overnight camp, children will have an opportunity to select from a range of overnight camp activities. Camp Shohola offers a variety of land sports, water sports, outdoor adventures, equestrian, communication & technology, and arts. Children will participate in five different activities on a typical day at overnight camp, keeping them active. These days, many children spend too much time in front of the TV or computer screen, when they should be getting more exercise.
  • Socialization- Spending time outside gives children the perfect opportunity to interact with peers. At overnight camp, children will have plenty of time to go outside to hang out with friends or practice a new skill with our overnight camp staff. Spending time in nature can lead to improvements in a child’s social development. Children become more aware of personal and social developments and learn how to better interact with others.
  •  Vitamin D- Many children are experiencing in Vitamin D deficiencies, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.  These benefits of Vitamin D include preventing future bone problems, diabetes, heart disease, and more! By spending just 10-15 minutes outside in the sun, your children will receive a daily dose of Vitamin D, and what better place to do that than overnight camp?

Look no further than Camp Shohola for the best overnight camp near New Jersey for your son! Call us at (570)-371-4760 for more information or to schedule a tour today!

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