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8 ways to grow a Beaver camper

In the same way you stealthily mix broccoli or kale into your child’s favorite food, Beaver makes learning fun. Kids have such a good time at camp, they often don’t realize all of the ways that they’re growing developmentally. But, that can totally be our little secret.

climbing-wallEach of Beaver’s programs is designed around 8 important goals:

  • Socialization: Making and keeping friendships
  • Independence: Learning to rely less on adults and more on themselves
  • Teamwork: Working effectively in groups of their peers
  • Perceived Competence: Believing that they can be successful
  • Interest in Exploration: Being more curious, inquisitive and eager to learn new things
  • Responsibility: Learning to be accountable for their own actions and mistakes
  • Problem-Solving Confidence: Knowing that they have the ability to resolve problems
  • Camp Connectedness: Feeling welcomed and supported at camp

And, if what Beaver parents tell us is any indication, it’s working. Over the past 3 years, over two-thirds report their child has shown noticeable growth in all eight of these areas.