Why summer camps (like our dance camp) are important for growing children in Vancouver

July 7, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Why summer camps (like our dance camp) are important for growing children in Vancouver

Kids look forward to the summer months because it’s a chance to take a break from school and spend more time outside. However, if it’s not treated properly, they can lose some of the good habits that they’ve developed during the school year. You can remedy this by enrolling your child in our summer dance camp in Vancouver. At The Landing Dance Centre, we understand the importance of keeping kids active during the summer. If you’re looking for more reasons why summer camps are important for kids, read our guide below that shares five reasons to enroll your child.


Children thrive on routine. They do the same thing every day during the school year. They’ll wake up, get dress, go to school, come home, do homework, then find time to play. When school is out during this summer, kids can be lost for what to do so they’ll lie around claiming to be bored. Summer camps provide an opportunity for some continuity and routine that’s lost without school.

In addition to providing routine, summer camps help to keep the mind moving. The reason schools review old material for the first few weeks is because of learning loss over the summer. Camps that teach skills such as our summer dance camps can help to prevent learning loss as their minds are continually stimulated during the months without school.


Once school is out, kids miss out on seeing some of their friends and don’t have as many opportunities to socialise. Summer camps are a great time to spend time with others their age and make new friends. Our dance camps bring kids together from various areas so they’ll have a chance to learn how to interact with kids they don’t know.

Promotes independence

Summer camps are a great time to help your child learn a new level of independence. Whether it’s a camp where your child leaves home for several weeks or comes home each night, they’ll learn how to take responsibility for preparing for the next day’s activities. While our dance camps aren’t sleep-away camps like some summer camps, they still promote independence because they’ll need to practice and prepare for each day.

Builds confidence

Learning a new skill can be hard on anyone’s confidence but kids can have an especially hard time. Their egos can be fragile and it’s not uncommon to get discouraged if the skill isn’t picked up as quickly as they’d like. Going to a dance camp every day for a week helps to build confidence by providing an opportunity to get frequent repetitions for learning a new skill. This will help them to see that practice does help on the road to perfection.

Keeps them active

One of the biggest battles parents fight with kids during the summer is inactivity. It’s not unusual for kids to want to lounge in front of the TV or play video games. Summer camps get them out from in front of screens and moving. Our camps in particular will help them put the tablet down and get moving. You’ll love how active your child is with the help of summer dance camps.

Get in touch to dance

If you’d like to learn more about our summer dance camps, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at The Landing Dance Centre. You can reach out by giving us a call at 604-325-8653 or send a message using our online contact form. We’re more than happy to answer any of your questions and enroll your child in one of our summer dance programs.