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March 25, 2015

5 Unique Adventure and Sports Summer Camps for Kids

camppage-fencingDo you have a unique child interested in exploring the world? Does your son or daughter want to learn something more than what school, video games, TV, and even parents can teach? Then you should consider sending your kid to sports summer camp. There are more options than just football, baseball, basketball, archery, and swimming. There are a wide variety of modern athletics programs to choose from, and many of them feature more traditional sports like fencing, and more adventurous sports like skateboarding. These types of non-traditional activities can teach kids many skills and provide healthy challenges both physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Five Unique Sports Camps for Girls and Boys

Here are some sports programs not commonly talked about:

1. Paintball

Paintball is a great way for kids to get to spend plenty of time outdoors. Not only do children enjoy time in nature and the fresh air, they also get to learn lessons about strategy and teamwork. Paintball teaches girls and boys how to work together and gives them plenty of opportunities to exercise.

2. Martial Arts

Martial arts come from a variety of traditions throughout Asia, Russia, Africa, and other parts of the world. It is not only a sport, it’s a practice. It teaches children how to be responsible and have integrity, how to be focused and centered, as well as how to have fun and live an empowered life. If your child needs to learn to burn off energy and adhere to a daily practice of exercise, personal strength, and peace, martial arts is the perfect practice for him or her to engage in.

3. Skateboarding

Some parents are afraid of skateboarding, or rather, afraid of the danger it poses to their children. But with the right safety gear, instruction, and supervision, skateboarding can be fun and safe. Kids who skateboard improve balance, agility, and cardio health. Skateboading can be more thanĀ  just an after school activity. It can be a professional sport. If your child is adventurous and wants to learn how to do jumps and reach speeds other children never experience, spending the summer skateboarding can be a great way to get them started in a supportive and safe environment with experts in the field.

4. Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a wonderful way to introduce your son or daughter to one of the oldest team sports in North America. Lacrosse was started by Native American tribes in what is now Canada. Lacrosse camp immerses kids in the sport and provide them the chance to learn from experienced coaches. Children also gain increased self-confidence and improve leadership and team building skills.

5. Fencing

Fencing is one of the most elegant and creative sports. Rooted in a deep tradition of honor and athleticism, fencing is a dying art. It is essential that young people today, both girls and boys, learn this sport and keep fencing alive. Attending a fencing camp gives kids the opportunity to explore a part of history and learn a new skill.

CampPage provides a vast listing of summertime programs for families throughout the United States and Canada.