Why The Best Holiday Gift Is Summer Camp

IMG_2049Camp is a one of a kind experience for many children, an experience that not everyone has the opportunity to take part in. This year consider giving the gift of camp to a loved one. There are many reasons why the best holiday gift is camp. Unlike giving toys that will be short lived and break, you can give a child the opportunity to make new friends and spend the summer having loads of fun. But more than that you will be providing them an invaluable experience that will help them to build skills and create memories that will last their lifetime. This year give the children in your life a gift they will always remember.

5 Reasons Why The Best Holiday Gift is Summer Camp

- A Summer Camp experience is something a child can look forward to.

- The benefits from Summer Camp will outlast any effects produced by a toy or gadget.

- Your child, grandchild, niece or nephew can meet new friends and have lots of fun at Summer Camp!

- Providing the opportunity for a Summer Camp experience can make a lasting difference in the life of a child. Camp can help boost their confidence, help them develop social skills and a caring attitude, build on leadership skills, self respect, resilience and resourcefulness, help them better communicate and participate without feeling self-conscious. Summer Camp can encourage a child as well as teach them to encourage others.

The gift of summer camp will be remembered and appreciated for years to come. At Camp Friendship we’re more than happy to tell your about what we have to offer and guide you through the process which is simple and quick. In 24 hours you can receive your gift certificate via email. Give us a call at 1-800-873-3223 and our professional camp staff will assist you.

Many sessions at Camp Friendship fill up quickly. We encourage you to register early, before the holidays, to reserve your child’s space for summer camp 2015.

Go to our Upcoming Events page to reserve your spot.

Keep up to date and check in often to see whats happening at Camp Friendship on our events page.

Ice skating for Family Fun and Health

skating_1Ice skating is a fun activity for the whole family and a low impact form of exercise that’s easy on the joints. Aside from a great aerobic workout, it strengthens muscles in your legs and burns calories. Something different for everyone to enjoy together, it’s also a great stress buster.

Ice skating takes quite a bit of focus, but in a short amount of time you’ll most likely be surprised at your progress and be delighted to glide and steer your way along the ice. I think it’s one of the closest things to flying, only on the ground where you can gracefully exercise balance, speed and spatial awareness. If your kid has never ice skated, it’s a good opportunity to teach them with the added excitement of other kids, and especially their camp friends and buddies to share the fun with. A little courage and patience will go far and it’s really a lot of fun to watch everyone get better with each and every lap around the rink.

When’s the last time you skated? Why not join the fun and challenge yourself a little? Skating is something to get excited about and a good way to get your heart beating faster and improve your circulation.

As the colder weather approaches you might feel more inclined to stay in and miss out on some fun exercise. So don’t hesitate. Gather the flock and spend some time together with other camp friends and families skating and having a blast. It’ll be great to see everyone there!

Camp Friendship in Virginia would love for you to join us for a FUN afternoon ICE SKATING. We will be providing drinks and pizza.

This event is completely free!
SPACES ARE LIMITED so RSVP today! It’s less than a week away!
THE CAMP FRIENDSHIP ICE SKATING EVENT
Sunday, December 7th from 2pm – 3:30pm
Ashburn Ice House

Thankfulness and The Early Bird

IMG_2989 1Whether you sit down for turkey dinner or not, this is a good time of year to remember all the things to be thankful for. At Camp Friendship summer camp in Virginia, we’re thankful for having the most incredible children attend our camp, and thankful for the parents who decide to choose our camp for their children. We’re thankful for a dedicated staff who goes above and beyond, facilitating the most amazing conversations and exciting experiences for our campersA great group of leaders who allow our campers ample opportunities to learn, create, and grow individually and as a team.

Before the holiday’s come into full swing, don’t forget to take advantage of Camp Friendship summer camp early bird discount which ends on December 1st. Many sessions at Camp Friendship fill up quickly. We encourage you to register early, before the holidays, to reserve your child’s space for summer camp 2015.

Camp Friendship‘s Ice Skating Event is December 7th from 2pm-3:30pm in Ashburn Ice House. Free for everyone. Go to our Upcoming Events page to reserve your spot.

Keep up to date and check in often to see whats happening at Camp Friendship on our events page.

To everyone - Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Building Life Skills At Camp

IMG_3465We all want our children to live a better quality of life, accomplish their ambitions and live to their fullest potential. By learning new skills they increase their understanding of the world around them and become better equipped with the tools they need to live a more productive life. Life skills are not always taught directly but often learned indirectly through experience and practice. By presenting a goal such as summer camp, your child can think about it, focus and strive for it all year long. Whatever it is that gets your kids excited you can make sure that is incorporated on their focus of summer camp. Like adults, when children have something to look forward to, it helps them to complete their tasks and responsibilities and stay on track. They can look forward to reaching their goal and reward. As your child gets excited you can talk about your expectations of them. You can also let them make some mini goals themselves that they can accomplish along the way and discuss these together. A countdown always seems to add a thrill as the goal gets closer and closer. A visual reminder can teach them that hard work pays off and that putting time and effort into something is worth it, teaching them about hard work, patience and determination. Getting your child involved in goal setting and giving them something to look forward to is an important skill that they will benefit from and use during their entire lifetime. Remember to register early and give your child something to look forward to next summer at Camp Friendship in Virginia!

• Early Registration Discount for the summer camp 2015 is only available until December 1st, save $100 per week plus you can qualify for additional discounts.

• Ice Skating Event is December 7th from 2pm-3:30pm in Ashburn Ice House. Free for everyone. Have to go to the Camp site to Upcoming Events to reserve their spot.

Keep up to date and check in often to see whats happening at Camp Friendship on our events page.