How Summer Camp can shape your child’s growth

Published On: May 9, 2023

Summer break is almost here, and as a parent, you might be wondering how to keep your teens entertained during those long months away from school. If you’re looking for a classic option, then summer camp might just be the answer you’re searching for. It’s been a popular choice for parents for generations, and for good reason!

Summer camp at LLI offers teenagers a unique opportunity to develop their independence and self-reliance. They’ll have to learn how to navigate new and challenging situations all on their own – and in Canada, without the constant supervision of mom and dad. This might sound daunting at first, but it’s an excellent way for your teen to build confidence and learn to rely on themselves.

With our experienced and supportive counselors, your teen will have all the guidance they need to navigate the ups and downs of summer camp life and emerge with a newfound sense of confidence.


  • Why encouraging independence is key for teen travellers abroad

It’s important to encourage them to take initiative and reach out to the local staff. See, the thing is, traveling is all about being independent and handling things on your own. So instead of doing everything for your teen, try giving them some space to figure things out for themselves!

Now, I know it can be hard to let go and trust that they’ll handle everything correctly. But the truth is, this is a great opportunity for them to practice communicating with adults and managing themselves. And the more they do it, the better prepared they’ll be for their program and for life in general.

If your teen encounters a problem while abroad, instead of jumping in and telling them what to do, encourage them to think about the different ways the problem can be solved. This will help them build confidence and leadership skills that will serve them well in the long run.

And remember, it’s important for your teen to become a part of their new community while they’re abroad. Encourage them to make friends and get involved in local activities. That way, they’ll have a more enriching experience and create lasting memories. Who knows, they might even get a send-off from their new friends when it’s time to leave!


  • Building strong social skills

Another fantastic thing about summer camp is that it’s a great environment for teenagers to develop their social skills. They’ll be surrounded by other teens from all kinds of backgrounds, with different personalities and interests. This means they’ll have plenty of chances to practice teamwork, conflict resolution, and other important life skills in a supportive and safe environment.

But that’s not all! Summer camp is also an amazing opportunity for your teen to try out new things. Without the usual distractions of screens and social media, they’ll be free to explore new hobbies and interests, make new friends, and even discover hidden passions they never knew they had. And with a huge range of activities on offer, like swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


  • Benefits of staying with Canadian host families

At LLI, we want to ensure that our students have the best possible experience while studying abroad. That’s why we carefully select Canadian families to host our students during our Summer Camp program. These families provide a warm, welcoming, and friendly living environment that helps our students feel right at home.

When students apply for our program, we ask them to provide information about their hobbies, interests, dietary requirements, and other relevant details. This information helps us match them with a host family that has shared interests and can provide a comfortable and supportive environment. We believe that staying with a Canadian host family is an excellent way for our students to immerse themselves in Canadian culture and create lasting memories.


  • Joining the fun and improve their English skills

Summer camp at LLI is not only a fun experience but also an opportunity for your teenager to study English. As part of the daily activities, students will have a chance to practice and improve their English language skills in a natural and immersive environment. With experienced counselors and a curriculum designed to engage and challenge, your teen will be sure to make progress in their language proficiency while enjoying all the other fun activities offered at camp. So, not only will your teen have an unforgettable summer, but they’ll also be making strides towards a brighter future.


  • Managing your child’s travel documents

From booking flights to getting visas and filling out insurance forms, it can be a lot for anyone to handle. Even the most organized students can feel stressed out trying to keep track of it all. To make things a little easier, we recommend working together with your child to make a checklist of all the necessary paperwork.

That way, you can both keep track of what needs to be done and when it’s due. It’s also a good idea to make a separate list of documents that your child needs to have with them on the day of departure. Trust us, staying organized will give both you and your child some much-needed peace of mind. Talk to LLI to learn more about the required travel documents.


  • Why LLI is the trusted choice for studying abroad

At LLI, we take great pride in being a trusted partner for both students and parents when it comes to studying abroad. We know that it’s not easy to send your child off to a foreign country, but we do everything in our power to ensure that they have a safe and fulfilling experience! From helping them navigate the pre-departure logistics to providing support during their program, we are there for them every step of the way.

And we’re not the only ones who think we’re doing a great job – just ask any of our satisfied parents! We have countless success stories of students who have thrived during their time abroad with LLI. Our programs offer opportunities for personal growth and cultural immersion, and we’re proud to be a part of that journey for our students. So, if you’re considering a study abroad program for your teenager, trust us to be the partner that you can count on.

Ready to give your child an unforgettable summer experience? With a supportive and enriching environment, experienced counselors, and fun-filled activities, your teen will have a chance to learn, grow, and make lasting memories. And as a parent, you can rest easy knowing that your child is in good hands with us. Don’t just take our word for it – ask any of our satisfied parents! Contact LLI today to learn more about our summer camp programs.

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