4 Important Reasons Kids Should Go to Summer Camp

When the regular grind of the school year ends, most kids have a few months off in the summer. You may be looking for alternatives for your child to have activities, fun and may be some learning while your child is on summer break from school. If you the parent, have to work during the summer as most parents usually do, then it maybe tough to keep your child occupied with learning and having fun. Camp is a great way for your kids to have fun, keep learning, meet new friends, grow their confidence, enjoy their summer break from school, and even have meals given to them without you having to figure out the time and  details of all this. A recent ACA study says, more than 14 million children and adults attend camp each year in United States. There are at least 14,000 day and resident camps and 5,600 are day camps.

There are many reasons kids should attend camp. Summer camp is so much more than just learning. It opens up children’s creative sides. Camp brings new discoveries in nature. Children can be hands on with nature. Kids build confidence. Kids achieve athletic and physical goals. Camp helps with anxiety. Camp helps with teamwork. Children have time on their terms to interact more with other Kids. Children disconnect from technology and have simple fun.


Contact us at Beacon Hill (954) 963-2600 to discuss your child’s Hollywood and Broward area summer camp options that we have. Plan now and reserve a camp spot for your child. The future belongs to those who prepare. We have been doing this for over 60 years.


Kids Make New Friends at Camp

Kids sometimes just have a few friends in their school and neighborhood. It is also good to just expand their trusted group of friends so they have more face to face friend options. The day to day routines sometimes don’t allow for kids to find and make new friends. A recent ACA study shows that ninety six percent of campers say that camp helped me make new friends. The hustle back and forth to school each day and homework don’t make it easy or allow time to make new friends. Camp introduces kids to new children. They meet new friends in camp through camp events and teamwork and just old fashioned fun. In camp, kids can have the chance to select and have fun with the friends they can pick. These friendships can last a lifetime and help kids to have different friends while they grow up and reach new levels in their life and age. Trusted friendships can help kids get through tough times growing up.


Kids Gain Self-Confidence at Camp

If children have high confidence, camp usually raises it. Most of the time kids need to gain more self-confidence. Camp also brings confidence with compassion as children will interact longer and have more time to be involved, without deadlines and scores to make your kids gain confidence through more time and experience with activities. Camp isn’t about grades and scores. Seventy percent of parents say that their child gained self-confidence at camp. Camp can build self-confidence through fun events with others or groups. It can be as simple as having time to climb a rope higher, better than ever before or for the first time. It can be confidence gained in thought that is learned about animals in nature. It can come from hitting the game winning pitch or assisting a good kick. Camp can bring more confidence in just pure accomplishing of a new fun task, not all grades or scores can come from just a satisfying accomplishment. Camp self-confidence helps build a child’s future to be more confident about choices and themselves, they will have that experience going forward.


Camp Helps Children Know Other Children That Are Different From Them

In the adult world, people work and interact with many people that are diverse and different from a kid’s upbringing and neighborhood. It is important to be exposed and know how to get along with many types of people. Camp allows kids to interact with many children that are not just like them. Ninety two percent of campers say camp helped them to know kids who are different from them. Camp naturally helps kids develop diverse background friendships and interactions. This can help them when they get back to school when working in groups.


Kids Disconnect From Technology

Well this one is easy. Children at camp have other activities than technology. When a day could be filled sitting at home watching TV, playing video games for hours, and eyes glued to their tablet, computer or cell phone; camp gets kids off the technology screen. Children will see there are other activities than technology and cell phones at Beacon Hill School Hollywood campus summer camp. Technology is a great thing but there are some other activities that don’t use technology in the adult life. Sitting and talking person to person in a company group or company brainstorm meeting is usually done without technology. Skills outside of technology are needed to assist in a daily work day. Camp can help kids naturally develop thought and mind skills and assist them in their future adult life when technology is not an option. Thinking on one’s own and discussing in a group at camp without technology as a primary source will help develop children’s minds even more.


Beacon Hill School offers summer camp in Hollywood and options for your youth when school is out for break. Beacon Hill School’s local camp has been a tradition in Florida for more than 60 years. Beacon Hill summer camp is a great option for your kid. Call us (954) 963-2600 or use our Hollywood summer camp contact form today to find out more about Beacon Hill School, Broward and Hollywood area summer camp as well as their Miami Dade area summer camp. Also you may download our summer camp enrollment application.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Beacon Hill School have Pre-Kindergarten?

Yes, the Early Childhood Department consists of programs for children of 1 year , twos, threes, and Junior Kindergarten.

Public schools and many Kindergartens have usually around 180 days or so for attendance. How many days does Beacon Hill School Pre-Kindergarten have?

Our Early Childhood Department and grades are in session for 212 days.

Are classes full with many students?

We believe in keeping our classes small so that the needs of each individual can be met. We cap classes at 14 for Early childhood and 22 for grades.

Does the school teach on or with computers?

We are extremely proud of our state-of-the-art computer lab. We have 20 Pentium processors that are networked together and are connected to the Internet at 1 G speed.  We utilize a filtered platform from a web company. Our computer classes are taught by a computer systems analyst and includes developing keyboarding skills, understanding how to use the word processor, setting up databases, and working with spreadsheets.

Do students at Beacon Hill School do standard testing and do well?

Our student body has traditionally scored better than the local public schools and above the national average on the standardized tests.

How does the school deal with standards?

Students who attend Beacon Hill School are expected to maintain very high standards, both academically and socially. The Parent-Student Handbook outlines in detail policies concerning homework, tests, grading, honor roll, student behavior and disciplinary procedures.

What options are available in the summer time at Beacon Hill School?

Beacon Hill School has Summer Camp in July. This program has been in place for more than 60 years. We have a robust active Summer Camp. Besides all types of learning we also have acres of fun featuring swimming, sports, field trips and special events for an unforgettable experience! We open at 6:30am to 6pm from the start of July to the end of July for our Hollywood area Summer Camp.

How long has Beacon Hill School been established and is it a family owned or a corporate school franchise?

Founded by Irving and Cherie Liss in 1959, Beacon Hill School continues to be run by the Liss family under the leadership of Executive Director Andrew Liss. Beacon Hill School is an independent, traditional, all-faith, coeducational school incorporating preschool through grade eight in Hollywood, Florida.

Private schools can be very good but can lack some standard accreditations and school memberships, how does Beacon Hill School fair with this?

Beacon Hill School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Independent Schools of Florida, and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation, Middle States and is a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Broward County Non Public School Association. We also have many awards and achievements.

Does the school have science classes and any special subjects for children?

We have a fully equipped Science Laboratory. Our academic program consists of English, reading, social studies, science, and mathematics as well as the special subjects of computers, Spanish, art, physical education, and music/dance/drama. Our curriculum meets and exceeds all requirements of both the State of Florida and Broward County.