SYJCC Traveling Camps Will Help Expand Kids' Horizons

SYJCC Traveling Camps Will Help Expand Kids' Horizons

For kids, traveling during the summer might be the key to increased tolerance, respectfulness, and willingness to learn.

Travel + Leisure article that explains why traveling can be beneficial for children is a segue to why the SYJCC's summer programs will enrich kids' ability to learn, develop and respect others.

“A survey of almost 1,500 U.S.-based teachers, commissioned by the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), found that 74 percent of educators believed that travel has 'a very positive impact on students’ personal development.' A majority of teachers (56 percent) also believe that travel’s positive impact can extend to a student’s education and career,” Travel and Leisure stated in January 2019.

Teachers agreed that children who traveled to experience cultures other than their own have increased tolerance and respectfulness, willingness to learn and a willingness to try new things.

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In addition to the fun we have at camp every day, each of our SYJCC camps goes on age-appropriate day or overnight trips to add that extra special experience. Trips are dispersed over the eight weeks and you can see the calendars here.

The survey indicated that other benefits of student travel are increased self-esteem and confidence, more intellectual curiosity and better cooperation and collaboration. Being part of our camp community will help your child to develop core values.

2019 trips will include Broadway, Boston, Baltimore, Delaware,and local highlights like Sunken Meadow Beach, Adventureland, Club Getaway and Splish Splash.

For information or to register for an SYJCC Camp, contact Melanie Waddell at (631)462-9800 ext 136.

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