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Summer day camps are an excellent way for children to stay active and engaged. Various camp options are available, so there is sure to be something to fit every child’s interests. Camps include activities like swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, and much more that positively impact a child’s mind. Camp guides provide the proper support and setup that enhances their artistic abilities, social interactions, and other skills, which helps young campers in the long run.

R.A.D Camps provide a great opportunity for children to enjoy their summer productively. Our day camps make the outdoors more accessible for children between the ages of 7 to 17. Together with our dedicated guides, children explore over 50 unique and pristine locations in the forests and mountains of Central Oregon. Our summer day camp programs focus on interaction with nature, camaraderie, free play, and fun.

​This article highlights the compelling reasons to enroll your child in a summer day camp.

Teamwork And Sense Of Responsibility

Group play and activities are a fun way to promote teamwork. By involving children in groups, they get the chance to socialize and work together, allowing them to use and develop their social skills even further. This is especially beneficial during the summer when kids are out of school and have free time to explore new interests.

Group activities and teamwork allow children to become a part of something bigger than themselves. This helps build connections and a sense of responsibility that stays with them for their entire lives.

Exposure To New Settings

Attending a summer day camp program is a great way to expose children to new settings and environments. The earlier children are exposed to new environments, the quicker they learn to deal with them.

It is also an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and develop connections. Camps provide a safe and supportive environment for kids to grow and learn through games, adventurous activities, and sports.

Develop Resilience And Confidence


At summer day camps, children are exposed to unique activities and lifestyles that boost their confidence and motivate them to survive life challenges. Camps help children see that they can do things they never did before.

This enables them to realize their strengths and builds their self-esteem. At day camps, children learn explicit skills like canoeing, trekking, swimming and implicit skills such as socializing, creativity, responsibility, and resilience.

Build Independence

One of the great things about summer camp is that children spend an extended part of their day away from home and their parents. This break from the usual routine enables them to use their voices outside parental and school settings and makes them more independent.

If you are considering sending your child to a summer day camp, be sure to research to find a camp that is right for your child. There are many great camps out there, so take the time to find the one that is a good fit for your child’s individual needs and interests.

Enroll in our RAD Camps summer programs to give your child a memorable outdoor experience. We offer summer day camp programs in Bend, Oregon. We take children to various locations in Deschutes and Willamette National Forests. Our motto is “No Child Left Inside.” We connect children with nature through fun-filled activities.

For more information, visit our website, or call us at (541) 410-7258.


Chance is the owner and CEO of R.A.D. Camps in Bend, Oregon. He attended R.A.D. Camps summer programs as a kid and loved it so much he bought the company!