Purls of Wisdom

Solving the Spring Break Dilemma with Camp!

Posted by Laura Kelly on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 04:30 PM

It’s that time of year again - spring break. While your child is rejoicing, excited at the prospect of time away from school and a short reprieve from homework, you are dealing with some mixed feelings.

As a loving, dedicated parent, you want your child to enjoy their spring break. You would give anything to go on a family vacation, or spend some quality time with them. But unfortunately, your hands are tied. This is your work’s busiest time of year, and you have been putting in extra hours to ensure your work is completed. You simply can’t afford to take time off.


The last thing you want is for your child to spend their entire spring break cooped up inside, playing video games and surfing the Internet. Luckily for you, there is another option: spring break camp. Attending spring camp offers numerous benefits and is a great way for your child to spend their time off.

Allows Them to Socialize

Rather than sitting around all day, spring break camp gets them up and about, talking to kids their age and finding friends with like-minded interests. The camp attendees learn to work together, resolve conflicts and treat each other with courtesy and respect.

Participating in spring camp activities helps your child mature socially. It improves social skills related to making and keeping friends, skills that will benefit them long after camp has ended.

They Develop Long-Life Skills

A spring camp program provides a positive and nurturing environment where children can gain problem solving and real world skills. They learn how to ask for help from others, to make their own decisions and then get to see the results of their decisions firsthand.

As they work on creative projects, they learn practical skills, whether it be how to sew on a button or knit a hat. These tasks improve their finger dexterity and motor skills while also teaching them patience.

Pushes Them Out of Their Comfort Zone

A spring break camp will encourage your child to try new activities and explore their interests. Under the guidance of positive adult role models, your child can learn about and enhance their own abilities. They’ll discover their strengths and find new hobbies.

Spring camp gives your child a chance to grow in ways they never could if they had remained at home. As they are pushed into new, different situations, they begin to understand what it means to be an independent adult.

Gives Them A Confidence Boost

At spring break camp, children find and build their self-confidence. Finishing camp projects, expressing their creative side and receiving encouragement from camp instructors gives them a sense of accomplishment and increases their confidence in their abilities.

Loads of Fun!

Most importantly, attending spring break camp is a ton of fun! It makes for an enjoyable experience that your child is sure to remember for years to come.

Consider the Handwork Studio

The Handwork Studio offers a fun, educational spring camp program for kids aged 5-12. This project-focused camp teaches children handwork and sewing techniques as they create their unique designs. Our spring camp is designed to fit your schedule. Children can come for one day or the entire week; it’s all up to you! If you think your child would enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, and other handwork techniques, take a look at our spring camp program and sign up today!

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