Spring break could mean fun in the sun for those heading out of town, but it also gives local kids the opportunity to unwind and learn something new. From fun activities to meeting new friends, days camps in the city have something for every child to learn basic life skills. CEO of The Exhibition Place, Tracy Calogheros, says kids at her camps come out of their shell and develop a better sense of their identity and creative ability.
“It just gives them that intensive exposure to things, which I personally believe are what give them the strength to think broadly, and creatively, and critically as they move into adulthood.”
Having time off to de-stress also allows children to improve their cognitive functioning in a different environment where there’s less pressure to perform.
Child Therapist at Intersect Youth & Family Services, Laura Nordin, says interactive and engaging time spent away from school can reduce anxiety and depression levels in children.
“The opportunity to do something new engages the brain, it promotes relaxation. It’s that fine balance between pressure and engagement which makes people want to do more, want to be better.”
Plenty of spring break camps and activities will be held throughout the next two weeks with the intent of re-energizing the minds of young kids to finish off the school year strong.