Teen Adventure Camps

While choosing the right Teen Camp may be more complicated than selecting a general interest camp for a younger child, the rewards can be even richer.

Often parents wonder about the benefits of a Teen Summer Camp. The programs give teens an opportunity to get a little dirty, but the increase in social skills, maturity and independence is amazing.

If you have ever looked for a Teen Summer Camps before you know its no simple task. Finding the right summer program for teens is not much different. You still want a safe, secure, and appropriate environment. Yet, a teen wants new challenges and greater independence. Teens often go to camp friends and return year after year. Others really like exploring new adventures each year.

Remember all teens are not the same and your child’s maturity needs to be considered when selecting a summer teen program. Even within the teen years your child will be changing and having different wants. So, be sure to match the needs, interests, abilities of your teenager.

Parents often express concern about the level of supervision in many of the programs designed for teens. One great free resource to find the best Summer Camp information is at Summer Camp Advice.

You know your child is part kid and striving to be part adult. Planning ahead for a teen can be more difficult for a teenager because they can be so fickle. Yet finding a camp in January is much better than in May. Good programs will fill early, so you will want to try to bring up the topic of camp sooner rather than later.

Start your search for a teen summer camp with the internet. Do a search by yourself and have a few camps up your sleeve. Then sit down and talk with your teen. Often Searching for a good summer program is a way to strengthen your relationship with your teen. Its amazing what you might learn about your teens interests, concerns, and values. Once the conversation starts be sure you Listen. even if they want to just watch V all summer.

Teen programs are everywhere and you want to make sure you pick the right one for you and your child. Be persistent. Sometimes you have to really look hard to find the right answer. The internet is a very useful tool for this. But it is helpful to know if your thinking serving, traveling, adventure or a little of all. Not sure f it has all your looking for? Be sure to check in with the camp director.

One of the best ways to reconcile your goals with your child’s is to piece together the summer with activities from both of your lists. Although it is more difficult and figuring things out may be more time consuming, your teen will get a broader experience for your work.

If you decide that your teen will choose a local program, it is important to establish summer rules, expectation, chores, and schedules. This will be especially important if this will be the first summer in years that your youngster is spending at home.

Swift Nature Camp has a wonderful teen summer camp program that provides teens a special opportunity to make friends their own age in a non stressed and fun-filled environment The program increases self-esteem, independence, and personally challenges them to try new activities. We understand teens do not want to be told what to do. They are looking for Adventures. So we provide many opportunities for cabins to leave camp and go out into the big open wild and canoeing down the Mississippi River. Camp or backpack in a national forest. Remember being a teen is the end of childhood and this time should be used to stretch being a kid while gaining skills to take them into adulthood. And that’s more than watching cable.

Swift Nature Camp. is a Adventure Teen Camp that focus on traditional adventure programs along science, nature and the environment.


The Best Way To Cope With Your Stress

Anxiety problems as well as anxiety attacks might become very interfering with anyone’s personal and professional life, so it is vitally important to identify them at the perfect time and also treat them as quickly as possible. Most people ask themselves – how do you conquer anxiety? Just how do I make worry vanish?

They usually wonder if it’s probable to get rid of them from the beginning. In this write-up I want to share what I’ve found regarding panic disorders and panic attacks, and yes, more often than not it’s much simpler than you think to cure them. Learn To Deal With Anxiety

The simplest thing and most likely the ideal first thing everyone can accomplish is numerous deep breathing in methods, because you can do it anywhere and at any time. One simple and the most crucial technique is diaphragmatic breathing.

To discover it, place one of your hands on your upper chest and the other hand on your stomach. Breathe in by taking in a deep breath in to your abdomen as you count to three. As you inhale you must feel your stomach arise, while the hand on your chest must not move. That’s it! Do this for a couple times the next time you have anxiety and panic attack. The treatment must be immediate and also help you beat them.

Next thing one can do is to actually try to calm oneself down. I know it seems apparent, however, many panic and anxiety attack sufferers focus their interest on the increasing anxiety sensation and acquire caught from it, rather than make every effort to wind down.

Therefore once panic or anxiety attack begins it is strongly recommended to identify this feeling and then try to examine just how much real it is. Often the consciousness itself that this anxiety is irrational and is based purely on imagination helps you to treat or relieve it instantly.

The third approach concerning how to defeat anxiety actually originates from the second. It happens that many times individuals confuse random body feelings and reactions with the symptoms of anxiety.

This then invokes the actual real panic and anxiety attack, which leads to them happening much more often than they should.

Therefore is it excellent to know your own personal symptoms of panic attacks and also anxiety, so you do not confuse them with your regular body reactions. Learn To Deal With Anxiety


If It’s Really Her Best, Then Tell Her So!

My teenage daughter said something to me the other day, that caught me a little off guard. She said “my best isn’t good enough.” It’s a little out of character for her and caught me by surprise. This is a happy, confident kid whose had straight A’s since kindergarten, had plenty of friends, and for the most part has been a thoughtful and caring sister and daughter. There have been exceptions, and there have been some growing pains, but that’s to be expected. I’d be more worried, if there weren’t a few problems. I wasn’t exactly a perfect teenager, and know now that those problem incidents are an important part of growing up.  Time for a little teenage advice.

To give you a little more context, let me explain. She didn’t make the comment, in defense to statements made by anyone else. She was going into one of her rather long winded explanations (as only a teenager can do) for why she couldn’t walk to swimming practice, even though the pool is only a few blocks away. I’ll try to paraphrase. It went something like this. “Its’ too cold . . . the cold gets deep into my muscles . . . they’ll never warm up . . . I don’t need anything else working against me . . . already my best isn’t good enough.”

I didn’t really say anything. Not because I lost focus during the rather long explanation (which I sometimes do), but because I didn’t know what to say. How could her best not be good enough? She’s my kid after all. Even if she wasn’t it shouldn’t matter. When is anyone’s best ever not good enough? It’s all you’ve got. I mean, maybe it wasn’t good enough to win the Olympic gold, but it’s still your best, and that should never be diminished or degraded. I thought afterwords, that I should have said something more. Later while thinking about it, I came up with a pretty good rebuttal. Something like, “Your best is ALWAYS good enough. You’ll never go wrong in life doing your best”. You know, some good life lesson parental advice derived from years of experience that a teenager can really use. Even if they’d never admit to it being helpful.

I’m a great one for platitudes. Especially for others. But sometimes, I think I need to use more of them on myself. And actually believe them. I’ve been struggling lately with my business, and a little self encouragement would be helpful. I don’t believe lately, that I’ve been doing my best. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just that I struggle to move myself to take those first few steps. I procrastinate, and find plenty of non productive stuff to make myself busy. Maybe I’m just afraid, that my best isn’t good enough. Scary huh? In a familiar sort of way. I have a good business plan to work from. One that’s been built from the battlefield of many failures. I just need to execute it. The problem is, that even though the plan is battle tested, and ready for the real world, I’m not sure the General is.

I’ve decided, that writing about my struggles and my perception of those struggles would help me to work this out. Since writing is part of my plan anyway, it achieves several goals. I’m coming to believe, that running a business is not just about making money and achieving fame. It’s a lot about self discovery as well. Learning what your capable of, and how resilient you can be in the face of adversity. Writing this helps. In the meantime though, I think I need to talk with my daughter. She needs to believe, that her best is always good enough. Not just know it, but BELIEVE it.