The lessons that children learn at camp are some of the most fundamentally important lessons they’ll learn during their lifetime. A cycling overnight camp for girls will get them biking faster, smarter, and safer, but the sleepaway aspect will help strengthen the bonds that campers build with one another. They’ll also build confidence as athletic females enjoying their summer together. Many friendships created during an overnight camp can last for the rest of their lives.
An overnight camp will teach campers how to be responsible. At Camp Ak-O-Mak, girls aged 7-16 are offered a challenging environment that teaches them the value of teamwork, supporting their peers and taking care of basic personal responsibilities throughout the day. Camp counsellors will instruct but also facilitate learning experiences for campers. Basic tasks such as keeping your bed tidy, clearing your plate after dinner, or being respectful towards other campers can go a long way in the lives of each camper and help them improve their social skills.
An overnight camp helps prepare girls in terms of their social maturity by allowing them to spend nights away from home. This is a healthy part of growing up, and will prepare many campers for post-secondary education and their future careers.
An overnight camp also reinforces the value of accepting others. Campers will be exposed to a variety of other people during their stay at Camp Ak-O-Mak’s overnight cycling camp, and it is an important skill as a human being to be able to integrate with and accept others for who they are. Camp Ak-O-Mak also provides girls with the chance to be themselves and learn core athletic skills while maintaining their sense of self-expression.
Overnight camp is a great way to build lasting bonds with the talented staff who work at Camp Ak-O-Mak. A camp counsellor functions like a superhero to many kids. They provide the necessary training and support to help campers learn new cycling skills and further develop old ones, but their role runs much deeper than that.
A camp counsellor can also act as a mentor for other issues in the camper’s life and provide them with valuable lessons that will last a lifetime. An overnight camp provides campers the chance for much more 1 on 1 time with their counsellors in order to have those potentially life-altering conversations and discussions. The first job of a camp counsellor is not to teach, but to inspire. An overnight camp provides the best chance for that special experience to happen.
Cycling is one of the best sports for girls to be involved in. It teaches endurance, strength, self-discipline and is accessible to virtually anyone. It also ties into other healthy sports activities like triathlons. Cycling is also a very functional activity in terms of its role as a mode of transportation.
An overnight cycling camp enhances the soft-skills learned through cycling and strengthens the bonds campers build with their peers and counsellors in addition to teaching key life skills such as responsibility. Call Camp Ak-O-Mak at 416-427-3171 to find out more about our exceptional summer programming.