Okunyi is a 17-year-old from Seattle, WA. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing soccer. Her favorite subject is chemistry because she wants to be a pharmacist.
The end of the school year is a really fun and exciting time for all teens because they won’t have to deal with homework and waking up early. But when the time rolls around to picking how they’ll spend their summer, it starts to get a bit tricky. There are many things for teens to do in the summer that will be beneficial to them but going off to camp is another great way to spend those long days away from school.
I first had the opportunity to go to summer camp when I was ten and it was a truly enriching and learning experience. You don’t have to be a big fan of the outdoors to have a good time at camp. Going to camp gave me the chance to do something different with my summer; something that I wouldn’t have done because I thought it wasn’t for me. The summer should be about how you use the time you’re given off to enjoy yourself and summer camp gives teens that chance. I can say that attending summer camp has helped me be more confident and comfortable around people that I’m meeting for the first time.
When teens think about camp they may think that it’s only for young kids, but teens can have a really exceptional time at camp if they want to. There are always fun things that teens will like doing when they go to summer camp. At camp, you can try things you haven’t before like rock climbing real mountains and making new friends. Despite the camp that a teen goes to there will be great people that you’ll meet and remain friends with for a while. Camp is a place where teens can connect and it’s away from all of the daily distractions. At summer camp, teens get a learning experience that doesn’t take place in the classroom but in the outdoors.
Looking back at my time at camp, I’m really glad that I decided to go because without that experience I wouldn’t have met a lot of awesome people and tried something that I usually wouldn’t do. If you like the outdoors and nature than going to summer camp will be a great place for you and you’ll be with people that share your similar interests. There are lots of different camps to choose from so it’s best to pick the one that will be a good fit for you.
During the summer, teens have a lot of time on their hands and there are times when you just don’t know what else there is to do. Don’t quickly overlook the idea of going to summer camp and venturing out of your comfort zone. Summer camp is an excellent place to have a good time and to meet new peers. Teens love that they can be away from home and feel independent for a while. It gives them a look at how life will be in college. There are many activities and some teens go back and become counselors at their old camps because it has made such and impact on them. So this summer when you’re planning on what you want to do, consider summer camp because it has a lot to offer and memories that will last.