The Benefits of Day Camp

Did you know that Mountain Roots runs 7 weeks of day camp in the summer? Well, we do! This summer we are excited to offer 4 weeks of camp at Brevard Academy, 3 weeks at Brevard Elementary, and 1 VERY exciting week at Earthshine Lodge in Lake Toxaway.

Mountain Roots offers fun and educational day camp adventures for preschool and elementary-aged campers. Both of our camps are focused on the outdoors and connecting campers to each other, their community, and the natural environment. We structure each week around a general theme but our activities are always varying! One of our favorite parts of each week includes a field trip into the forest with our older campers. Daily science experiments, arts and crafts, movement, music, and community involvement are all part of a day’s work at Mountain Roots Day Camp.

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Making candles at camp! 

While day camp can just be a fun diversion for our kids or a helpful child care option during the summer, there are actual, documented benefits to attending camp. In this blog post by the American Camp Association, some of the benefits of camp are summed up in this paragraph:

Camp activities… in a natural environment are the tools used to create camp communities that provide for successful, healthy development and a place where having fun is a daily criterion. In such a structured environment, children interact with positive role models who have time to listen, talk, relax, and reflect. They learn to work together, make choices, take responsibility, develop creative skills, build independence and self-reliance, and gain confidence. All are necessary steps on a child’s path to a healthy, productive life.”

The Mountain Roots staff always aim to a provide safe and enjoyable environment where our campers can develop all of these skills that will help them in their daily lives and even later in life. If Mountain Roots Day Camp sounds like something your kids would enjoy, there is still space available for all weeks of camp. Register at: www.mountainroots.org/camps.html

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Campers working together

2019 Dates:

​June 10-14: Brevard Academy

June 17-21: Brevard Academy

June 24-28: Brevard Academy

July 8-11: Brevard Academy (4-day session)

July 15-19: Brevard Elementary School

July 22-26: Brevard Elementary School

July 29-August 2: Earthshine – Lake Toxaway

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