Fun = Success!

May 14, 2012

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” — Dale Carnegie

Did you know that when your kids have the chance to engage in free, unstructured play, they’re actually developing skills that are vital to their success?

In a recent report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) defended free and unstructured play as an essential piece of helping children reach important social, emotional, and cognitive developmental milestones. The report also says that kids learn to manage stress and become more resilient through free play.

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, kids need strong foundations from which to solve problems, communicate effectively, and think innovatively. This summer, you can give your kids those developmental foundations while they are having fun — and because they are having fun — at camp!

Read more about learning that takes place outside the classroom in CEO Peg Smith's* recent LA Family article.

Photo courtesy of Camp Killoqua near Everett, Washington.


* Peg Smith retired from her role as CEO of the American Camp Association on January 1, 2015