From puppies to summer vacation, certain joys in life are all the sweeter as a kid, and baseball is no exception. At Camp Walt Whitman, New England-based children are proud to spend their weeks off at a charming lakeside summer camp with a never-ending selection of activities. If your child can’t wait to step up to the plate, you’ll be pleased to know that baseball instills numerous skills and life lessons in its players. Here are just a few of the best.
How Baseball at Summer Camp Will Help Your Children Grow
When your child plays baseball, they will learn how to share responsibility and praise with the rest of the team—and how to manage the frustrations and rewards this brings. Whether they’re catching ground balls or running the bases, deferring to a fellow player or making a sacrifice to benefit the team, your child will learn how to read their environment and be an asset within it. Being on a team at a summer camp with kids from all over the Northeast will also teach your child to respect and appreciate people from all different backgrounds and lifestyles.
In social settings, introverted children and younger siblings are used to taking the backseat and letting others be in charge. However, with the whole team rooting for them and backing them up, even shy kids may step into a leadership role. Whether that’s through volunteering to bat or directing the warmup drills, your child may tap into confidence they didn’t know they had. On the other hand, children who are used to taking the lead will learn more about the responsibilities leadership entails, such as juggling various personalities and pleasing the collective whole.
If your son or daughter has never participated in a competitive sport, baseball will be a chance for them to improve at something they are determined to excel at. Whether your child gets into pitching, catching, batting, or a combination of all three, you can encourage them to practice until they see an improvement on the field. If they strike out or lose a game, your camper will learn to accept failure and grow from it—not just give up. Luckily, with the support of their teammates and coaches, your child will have every reason to keep on trying.
By learning to respect their fellow players and tap into their full potential, your child will come into their own after a few weeks of baseball. To expose your son or daughter to this character-building sport, enroll them in Camp Walt Whitman this summer. Over the course of an unforgettable seven-week program, your child will enjoy a wide range of sports and activities, from playing baseball and canoeing to swimming in an Olympic-sized pool. To learn more about this formative summer camp, visit the website, and call (800) 657-8282 for additional information.