Why Summer Camp?
In an ever connected world where highways, sidewalks, long commutes, and skyscrapers are regular sights in our lives, it might seem silly to turn off our phones and run around in the woods for a while. But without time in the woods there has been a rise in Nature Deficit Disorder, the onset of mood disorders correlated with spending less time in nature, which has been associated with a slew of behavioral issues including ADHD, depression, and anxiety in youth in America.
Here are Camp E.L.K., we engage in productive ways to unplug from daily life, explore nature, and connect with oneself and others!
Our programs help campers:
- Spend their days outside connecting with nature
- Experience success and confidence while developing life-long skills
- Learn social skills and make true friends
- Experience mentorship from experienced confident staff with positive attitudes
Camp keeps kids sharp all summer long!
In today’s fast-paced society, camp offers a non-threatening environment for campers to be active while developing life skills. Camp ELK has programs that are thoroughly researched and created based on meeting Next Generation Science Standards for competence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
By integrating these core concepts into engaging hands-on nature-based programs, Camp E.L.K. is able to meet the needs of campers coming with different interests, backgrounds, strengths, and weaknesses.
Where better to experience community and personal growth than Camp!
Here at Camp E.L.K. we pride ourselves is creating and fostering community in a meaningful way that connects campers to their peers, potentially for life! Campers gain life skills and social skills by engaging with campers that are different than themselves. Camp E.L.K. activities are structured to set up campers for success, with multiple opportunities a day to build self-confidence in the outdoors. With a community service mentality and a plethora of financial aid opportunities, Camp E.L.K. is the perfect place for kids to learn self-actualization, build lifelong skills, and experience the outdoors in a fun, productive way!
Camp is for everyone; don’t let your kids miss out on an awesome opportunity for growth and good times in the outdoors!
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