For many parents summer camps are a necessity. Once school’s over in June there has to be somewhere to send children during some weeks in the summer months. Some families may be able to share childcare duties, depending on which friends, relatives, and neighbours are at home during any given week, but there are always going to be some occasions when camp is needed. Sports camps are always popular to get kids outside but today camps offering instruction in the arts, music, and drama are even more important than ever.
The arts are often one of the first things to suffer when school boards trim their budgets in these tough economic times. It’s such a relief for many parents to discover that CASSA offers such exceptional quality arts camps with such highly qualified teachers every year. Exposure to the arts helps children to develop reasoning, critical thinking, and organizational skills. Some studies indicate that participation in the arts can improve academic performance in math, science, reading, and writing. CASSA’s camps teach children the value of teamwork and effective communication when working on joint projects. Campers also learn to express themselves and improve their confidence and self-esteem.
CASSA’s programs are unique in the city and surrounding area and you can rest assured that your child will emerge with an enhanced appreciation of the arts and the potential for greater academic achievement. It’s never too early to register for our 2017 programs so be sure to check out our website and Facebook page for more details.