After-school programs are organized learning and development programs for children or young adults. These programs are conducted after the school day ends. After-school programs enrich children and enhance their capabilities. A well-planned and organized after-school program promotes physical health and mental stimulation, instills confidence, and contributes to positive youth development.
Let us look at how your child can benefit from a high-quality after-school program.
While indoor settings play a significant role in childhood education, the significance of outdoor learning experiences cannot be overlooked. A vast body of research suggests that students who receive the opportunity to learn outdoors excel both academically and socially. Being in natural surroundings helps children develop their senses, aiding their physiological and psychological development.
Employing quality environmental education at an early level is a great way to connect children to the world around them. When children are allowed to learn outside in nature, they analyze and investigate how things around them function. This helps foster the understanding of environmental challenges and their duty toward protecting nature's sensitive ecosystems.
R.A.D Camps understand the importance of environmental education for children and utilize the “No Child Left Inside!” slogan to help get more kids outside and reconnect them with the environment. Our Summer Day Camps provide an opportunity for kids to enjoy learning about the environment through free play, fun, and camaraderie.
Summers bring endless hours of fun and uninterrupted play for children. Days are long; there is plenty of time to play and explore new things. However, soon the unscheduled days can leave a child clueless. Screen time increases, and sibling fights become unmanageable. Therefore, summer day camps are your best bet for balancing out the unstructured, school-free months.
To help your child overcome anxiety and boredom, enroll them in summer day camps. R.A.D. Camps’ Summer Day Camp Programs emphasize free play, fun, camaraderie, and an appreciation for the natural world. The theme of our programs is to let children enjoy the natural surroundings and learn about the environment.
Here is a list of do’s and don’ts to consider when looking for the right summer day camp for your child.
Central Oregon is a geographical area located in the state of Oregon. It comprises Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties. It is a remarkable land blessed with colorful volcanic rock formations, pristine lakes, and majestic mountains, among other striking natural features. Central Oregon enjoys a temperate climate. It receives plenty of sunshine during summers.
To make summers memorable for kids, R.A.D. Camps bring you a fun-filled summer day camp adventure. During our Summer Day Camp Program, we take the children to over 50 unique adventurous summer camp destinations in Bend, Oregon.
Listed below are some top-of-the-list and fun-filled summer camp destinations our campers visit every year.
Summer day camps are structured learning and engagement programs that are usually conducted during the months of summer. They offer multiple fun and recreational activities for children between the ages of 7-17. Summer day camps are an excellent way to give your child a much-needed break from the humdrum of a tough school routine.
R.A.D. Camp offers summer day camps in Oregon. Our summer programs are designed with a special focus on free play, fun, camaraderie, and an appreciation for the natural world. During our summer day camp program, the children play games, swim, eat lunch, and become familiar with local flora and fauna. We encourage campers to use their imaginations to enjoy the gorgeous natural surroundings.
Summer is an exciting time for children. The stress-free vacations are a well-earned reward for all the hard work children put into school all year. Many parents enroll their children in summer day camps to make the most of their summertime. Summer Day Camp programs offer the perfect opportunity for kids to have fun, make new friends and explore nature while learning essential life skills.
R.A.D. Camps’ Summer Day Camps Programs emphasize free play, fun, camaraderie, and an appreciation for the natural world. The theme of our programs is to let children enjoy the natural surroundings and learn about the environment.
All children require opportunities for fun, recreation, and play. Playing games and other activities relaxes children and tremendously aids in their development. Through these recreational activities, children learn to explore, experiment, and discover different things.
Play activities can be broadly classified into the following types:
Free play is an unstructured and impromptu activity initiated and directed by a child that involves minimal adult guidance and supervision. Children determine the direction and rules of their play activities. During free play, children have the freedom and opportunity to choose their playmates, the kind of games they want to play, and how they want to play them.
Our modern lifestyle means that our children spend more time indoors and on computers/phones and get very little exposure to the outdoors. This has resulted in children getting limited amounts of physical activity, and the rate of obesity in kids has doubled over the past 20 years.
To make the outdoors more accessible for children, R.A.D. Camps has introduced summer day camp programs for children between the ages of 7 to 17. By enrolling in our well-structured programs, children will explore over 50 unique and pristine locations in the forests and mountains of Central Oregon. Our summer day camp programs focus on interaction with nature, camaraderie, free play, and fun.
Let's look at some of the most desirable benefits of spending time in nature.
Technological advancements, global warming, and lack of public safety have led to unfortunate lifestyle changes. Children spend the majority of their time indoors. As a result, exposure to nature and getting outside has become limited. According to the Child Mind Institute, the average American child spends a meager four to seven minutes playing outdoors per day. Unfortunately, their screen time usually exceeds seven hours per day.
This limited outdoor exposure affects children's mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Per the findings of a Danish study, children with the lowest exposure to green space have a 55% greater risk of developing psychiatric diseases as an adult.