What Kids Learn at Summer Camp

Every summer, we watch our campers grow and learn. We know that at the end of their stay, they will pack up the life experiences they have gained, the lessons they have learned, and the friendships they have built, and return home with more than when they arrived.

With this year’s lessons and experiences fresh in our minds, we decided to reflect on exactly what kids learn at summer camp in the Adirondacks.

New Skills 

Summer camp provides children with an opportunity for self-discovery. It pushes them out of their comfort zone and exposes them to new activities and experiences that they may not have at home. Campers inevitably discover new things about themselves – a hidden talent, a new hobby, even a lifelong passion. By exploring various types of activities, children have a greater chance of finding something that they excel at and enjoy.



Camp teaches kids how to communicate, work together, and be team leaders. Living in a cabin with others, sharing chores, resolving disagreements, children learn to figure things out on their own and make it work. They experience diversity, and learn acceptance, compassion, understanding and respect for others, as well as the social skills needed to build long-lasting friendships.









Kids are empowered to think for themselves and make their own decisions at camp. Away from the supervision of parents and teachers, they have the freedom to manage their daily choices in a safe environment. Through peer support and the guidance of camp staff, campers discover what works and doesn’t work. They explore their likes and dislikes, and build character without parental dependency.



With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Beyond the courage to jump off a dock or climb the rock wall, kids learn to take risks and make mistakes without the fear of failure or bad grades. They experience ups and downs and develop the confidence and coping skills needed to face more challenging issues as they get older.


Want to know what else kids learn at summer camp?

All of these skills will help a child excel at home, school and beyond, and we’ve just scratched the surface. If you’d like to know more about the benefits of attending summer camp in the Adirondacks, request a free DVD and information packet from Pok-O-MacCready.


Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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