Benefits of Activities
SPORTS & MOVEMENT
You can’t go far these days without hearing about child obesity. But it can be tough to keep the kids off the computer or becoming TV couch potatoes when at home for the summer. Camp will make it easy for you and your child! The camp environment is all about keeping the body active whether that be in dodging a ball in Gaga, working together in a wacky Quidditch match, or swimming out in the lagoon. Camp James also has a martial arts instructor, tumbling instructor, sports program, bounce house, mini golf and acres of land to explore and hike around.
ADVENTURE & HEALTHY RISK TAKING
As children age, they become more and more interested in risk taking. Camp is the ideal place for healthy risk taking and adventure. Our lifeguards supervise our waterfront activities including canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boards which are often new experiences for many children, and inherently rather thrilling with the risk of tipping over. The inflatable waterpark tests a camper’s upper body strength, balance, and bravery. Our archery instructor provides an exciting marksmanship experience while our go-cart technician may be one of the first people to provide a driving lesson to our pre-teen campers. Our 20 foot rock wall is a sure test of courage and talent.
CREATIVITY & PERFORMING ARTS
Through our dance, drama, music and craft activities children get the opportunity to show their creativity and individuality. For many children this is their first time performing on stage or in front of an audience – and what a wonderful skill to have in the 21st century! Now some parents might think, ‘There’s no way my son will get up and dance,’ but even the boys cannot resist pounding their chest like Tarzan or kicking side to side like David Beckham does on the soccer field, all in the name of camp dance classes!