advantages of a camp

8 reasons why a stay at a camp is worthwhile

Camps are fun. But why are they important? Is there more to it than kids’ games and fun songs? A lot more. In an increasingly technically driven world, nature is more fascinating than ever for many children...

Abwechslungsreiche Aktivitäten im Sommercamp | © young austria - Österreichs Erlebnisgästehäuser GmbH

Experience diversity

A camp brings children together who wouldn't normally meet. The children benefit lastingly from these experiences at a young age. Children learn that there are many people in the world who do things differently. This includes other children from the camp as well as counsellors and leaders. Especially the latter serve as positive role models. They are not seen as strict "law enforcers", but as older, "cool friends" who can take care of them and leave a big impression.

Spannende Erlebnisse im Sommercamp | © young austria - Österreichs Erlebnisgästehäuser GmbH

Increase self-esteem

When children are at camp, mum and dad are not in the background to help them meet others. For the first time, they are left to their own devices. They have to prove themselves. This increases self-confidence tremendously when children become friends with children from all over the world. 

Betreuerin mit Deutschcamp TeilnehmerInnen | © young austria - Österreichs Erlebnisgästehäuser GmbH

Discover nature

At the camps, children are motivated to go outside and enjoy nature. Many children today spend much less time outdoors and grow up with a "nature deficit". The camp connects them with nature, allowing them to see frogs or animal trails in nature or to experience a swim in the lake or cycling on a forest path.

Kinder bei betreuten Aktivitäten | © young austria - Österreichs Erlebnisgästehäuser GmbH

Foster independence

Children are encouraged to take care of themselves. Sleeping and meal times as well as a day programme are set by the counsellors, but the children have to get up alone, make their beds and find their way to the dining room. Children with a strong dependence on their parents learn to trust themselves more, to make decisions and take care of themselves.

Ausflug auf die Burg Hohen Werfen | © young austria - Österreichs Erlebnisgästehäuser GmbH

Create wonderful memories

After the summer, the wonderful memories remain; children enjoy remembering the great times and fun activities often. In their minds, it represents a period of discovery and personal development that lasts through adulthood.

Kreative Workshops in der Natur | © young austria - Österreichs Erlebnisgästehäuser GmbH

Make new friends

Lifelong friendships are made with people who don't live next door. Participants can make friends and network with people from all over the world. Building and maintaining these friendships over the summer also helps children strengthen their social skills.

Wasserspass im Deutschcamp | © young austria - Österreichs Erlebnisgästehäuser GmbH

Develop interests

Camps offer the opportunity to try things that could later turn into lifelong passions. A wide range of activities allows children to try out and discover the right thing for them.

Sommercamp Ausflüge | © young austria - Österreichs Erlebnisgästehäuser GmbH

Sensibly use the summer

Taking care of kids during the school holidays is a challenge for working parents. However, camps are not a "parking lot" for children, but offer fun, excitement and learning opportunities and thus varied and fulfilling days in the holiday season.