Sending kids to camp is a big deal! For most kids - it is the highlight of their year! We strive to not only be the most memorable aspect of their year, but to make a lasting impact that will impart to them important skills, and a passion for science and the enviroenment.
We combine marine activites with good science, character building, teamwork, and a whole lot of fun! We inspire campers to step out of their comfort zones and experience things that they have only seen in movies or on television.
Safety is very important to us at MSA we don't tempt, invite, or encourage dangerous activities. All our staff are first aid, CPR, and lifeguard certified. Please feel free to contact us about any questions you may have regarding safety while at camp.
**Between 2001 and 2004 a national research project surveyed over 5000 families from 80 camps to determine the outcomes of the camp experience as expressed by parents and children. Parents, camp staff, and children reported significant growth in:
- Peer relationships
- Adventure and exploration
- Environmental awareness
- Friendship skills
- Values and decisions
- Social comfort
The findings from this national study indicated that camp is a unique educational institution and a positive force in youth development. The camp experience can benefit children by increasing:
- confidence and self-esteem
- social skills and making friends
- independence and leadership qualities
- willingness to try and adventurousness
- spiritual growth, especially at camps focused on spirituality.
No differences were found based on the camp type (day, resident) or session length.
(**Taken from the ACACAMPS.ORG website for your information)