PAC Summer Camp

6 Benefits of Summer Camp

6 Benefits of Summer Camp

If you’ve been to camp, you’re not surprised to hear about the benefits of summer camp. Children can develop new interests, grow more independent and simply have fun with new friends. They can thrive in a friendly environment that can keep them active and strengthen their social skills.

The summer camp experience comes with physical, mental, and social benefits that are designed to enrich their childhood. If you’re still making the decision about whether or not camp is a good option for your child, here are six benefits of summer camp for kids:

1. Physical activity

According to the CDC, children need to be active for 60 minutes or more each day. Summer camp allows children to spend their day being physically active. Each day offers the opportunity to run, swim, jump and get moving!

2. Develop friendship and social skills

Coming to camp means joining a close knit community where everyone cooperates and respects each other. Summer camp exposes children to different situations and new people, which promotes development of flexibility and team building skills.

3. Structure and routine

Summer camp provides structure and routine for kids when they’re not in school. It keeps them regulated and makes transitioning back to school easier in the fall.

4. Grow more independent

Encouraging your child to become more independent is an essential life skill. Camp is the perfect place for kids to practice making decisions in a safe, caring environment.

5. New Interests

Summer camp exposes children to new ideas and skills. Summer camp at Prairie Athletic Club offers a new theme each week. Your children may end up discovering interests in things that surprise you!

6. It’s fun!

Kids just want to have fun-and they need more of it, too! Many children today simply don’t get enough unplugged and unstructured play time. Camp gives children the playtime they need while encouraging creativity social engagement.

Our summer campers have the opportunity to experience Dolphins Cove, Sun Prairie’s premier outdoor waterpark. Dolphins Cove offers water slides, lazy river, zipline and zero depth family pool.


There’s no better place for your kids to stay ACTIVE and have FUN this summer! Our summer camps are state-licensed and have many different themes throughout the week. Spend the days exploring new activities and enjoying water park fun! They’ll have a great time getting or staying healthy while you work or get a little rest and relaxation.

Prairie Athletic Club offers a variety of activities for kids of many ages interested in fundamentals, skill development, practice, and just plain fun!

Registration is open if you’re searching for summer camps in and around Sun Prairie or Madison, WI. You don’t need to look any further, you’ve come to the right place! At Prairie Athletic Club you will find many camps for every type of camper.


Summer Camp Swimming