The Benefits of Summer Camp [Video Transcript]

Dave: The experience and the growth that comes with the camp experience is the greatest benefit and one of the greatest things that they can do for their children.

Camper 1: You get to do activities that you can’t do anywhere else, like the zip line, you can’t do anywhere else. There’s nowhere else [inaudible 00:00:23]

Alex: If I’d stayed in the city all the time, it’s very grid-like. You stay in between the lines and you play between those rules. Within nature, there aren’t those walls. There aren’t those [inaudible 00:00:32] and you’re allowed to just walk wherever, be wherever. It allows you to kind of grow and explore.

Ethan: We got to get out of the house and to put down the video games and to try something new and to try something fun and exciting outside.

Mandy: Let them enjoy. Let them leave the computers at home and really have a great experience and work things out for themselves and grow and learn and become stronger within themselves.

Ellen: Often, a lifetime of friendships. To gain independence, feel great about yourself, and experience things that you wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to do.

Camper 2: Such a great place to have fun during the summer and stuff, going swimming everyday, canoeing trips, pretty fun.

Matt: The freedom that is offers. A freedom to try an amazing range of activities and a freedom to be who the want to be, to play how they want to play, all while being in an incredibly safe environment. It’s a freedom that the city certainly has a lot of trouble offering.

Camper 3: Huge range of activities. They have everything.

Speaker 10: Provide the opportunity, whether it’s a day or residential camp, often provides an opportunity of almost untouched wilderness without the wild in wilderness. They’re in a managed situation. They are taken care of by wonderful staff.

Ethan: You’re a little bit nervous or apprehensive on the first day, but within the first 24-48 hours, I see kids going from really uncomfortable, apprehensive to just running around wild and crazy and just having a blast.

Speaker 11: We’re focused on making sure that you come out a better person than when you came in. That you’ve experienced more, you’ve grown more and that you’re laughing more and just taking more away in your experiences.

Camper 4: I tell them about the great time I had and I want to come back next year and about the new friends I met.

Sol: Once they overcome that initial sensation of fear or apprehensive, they have their first summer camps Ontario experience and send their kids back year after year, generation after generation.

 

To learn more about summer camps, please contact:
Camp White Pine Summer Camps
40 Lawrence Ave W
Toronto, ON M5M 1A4
(416) 322-6250

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