What Did You Do This Summer? I ROCKED!!!


Think back to summers past… what were they like? Days seemed to last for forty hours and the start of school was sometime in the next millenium. Some days you hunted for things to do, friends with which to hang, places to go. You were working on your envy-inducing reply to the ageless start-of-school question, “What did you do this summer?”

Camps provide all sorts of distraction, entertainment and education for the boys and girls of summer. They come in all shapes and sizes and, regardless of which camp you choose, here are a few top reasons why camp should be on your kid’s schedule during the school break.

New ideas and abilities.

Your kid’s brain doesn’t have to go on vacation just because the school system does! During the school year, kids are bombarded with homework, after-school sports, church activities and school clubs. When summer comes, many of these schedule items disappear for eight weeks. This is a great time for your child to expand his/her horizons with camps that teach topics that they don’t get to focus on during the year. One benefit of an educational camp is that it promotes learning without feeling like summer school!

New friends.

As the old adage says, “It’s not what you know but whom you know!” Get a group of kids with similar interests together for a week and new friendships are bound to develop. The social aspect of camp is just as important for a child as the education they receive from the experience. Motivational speaker Charlie “Tremendous” Jones said, “You will be the  same in five years as you are today except for the books you read and the people you meet.” Friendships from camp could literally change your child’s life. A camp full of great kids is a wonderful place for your child to spend a week of summer.

New environment.

Summer can bring a bit of cabin fever for kids, whether they spend their days at home, with a grandparent or at daycare. Spending time in a new environment – especially a creative one – gives kids a second wind to make it through the doldrums of summer. Not only do they benefit from the stimulus of being in a new and different place, the new environment acts as a catalyst to kickstart the brain, breaking mental ruts that can come from familiar routines.

Beans & Strings is offering nine exciting music camps this summer! Your child will benefit from a camp experience and we would love to make musical memories with him/her.