Give an Experience that will Last a Lifetime – The Gift of Camp!

A Unique and Meaningful Gift!

The holiday season is a special time of year. With the gift giving season in full swing, we often find ourselves searching for the perfect gift for the children in our lives. It’s not easy for parents and family members inundated with mile long wish lists of technology and toys to find a meaningful gift. If you are looking for a truly impactful gift that lasts long after the holiday decorations are gone and the batteries in their new gadgets have died, consider giving your child the gift of summer camp!

An unfortunate reality is that so often, the ‘latest and greatest’ toys, gadgets and games we gift to the children in our lives quickly lose their luster and are tossed to the wayside in favor of the next ‘latest and greatest’.  Very few of us remember the things that we received and recall specific toys gifted.  But an experience like camp is a gift that lasts a lifetime!

A summer at camp is a unique and meaningful holiday gift because it’s an experience that creates memories to last a lifetime. Not only is summer camp a gift that will provide a summer of entertainment, excitement, and adventure, but a gift that will keep giving for years to come with the life skills, friendships, and the opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves that camp provides. Camp is a priceless opportunity that can impact kids’ lives and change them forever.

The benefits of summer camp are endless. Camp provides a myriad of lasting benefits to children including:

  1. A place to belong and make lifelong friendships
  2. A time to unplug from technology and let kids be kids
  3. A chance to try something new
  4. A place to learn and grow
  5. Amazing Counselor role models
  6. The opportunity to build character and develop lifelong skills

Anne-Marie Gambelin of Motherly, wrote an article called, It’s Science: Giving Experiences Instead of Toys Boosts Your Kid’s Intelligence and Happinessthat explains the benefits of experiences further.  

So as you endeavor to give the most memorable and amazing gift this holiday season, we hope this inspires you to give the best holiday gift – the gift of summer camp!  One size fits all, no batteries or wrapping required! If you’d like more information about Roughing It’s programs or would like help in putting together the perfect gift, please contact us at and we’ll be happy to help!

Did you know…..Roughing It Day Camp has gift certificates!! Register for camp and we can provide you with a gift certificate to give to the recipient along with a complimentary camp t-shirt! Additional camp gear can be purchased to complete your Gift of Summer Camp! Early Registration rates apply so enroll today! Call today and let us help you put together the perfect gift!

You can also join us in the spirit of giving and give a child the gift of camp by donating to the Roughing It Foundation. The Roughing It Foundation provides camperships to children to attend Roughing It Day Camp.  Donations in any amount are always appreciated and will help make camp possible for children in need! Donate Now