Summer Camp Develops Independence

Do you have a young daughter and you want her to start developing leadership skills and a love for the outdoors, but you’re not sure how to make that happen? Camp Ak-O-Mak is the perfect summer camp for her.

As an all-girls sports camp located in Ontario, Camp Ak-O-Mak is the place to spend the summer. On a beautiful lakeside setting 300 km north of Toronto, we’re highly regarded for our sports program designed specifically for girls ages 7-16.

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Many of the activities at Camp Ak-O-Mak focus on developing independence and self-reliance. Swimming is one of our core activities at camp. Nothing beats the delight of swim practice in the lake under the heat of the summer sun, surrounded by a stunning northern Ontario landscape.

Swimming is a chance for girls to set free from their usual daily routine and develop personal goals, leadership and freedom. They’ll improve their strokes, endurance and speed while learning important life lessons about reaching goals, resilience and personal growth.

Another popular camp activity is biking. It’s a sport that develops discipline while also being a fantastic workout. While cycling, you’re not relying on anyone else and this forces girls to develop not only their physical strength, but their inner strength too.

Leadership and Development Through Camp Activities

By trying different kinds of sports, girls learn to build trust within themselves. Girls will be able to build self-confidence and independence because once they get over the fear of trying something new they will want to expand their comfort zone even more. This is something that isn’t taught, but learned. And there’s no better way to learn than doing it at camp!

The whole idea of going to an overnight camp on your own and getting away from your family can be scary, but at the same time it builds independence. Girls have to adapt to a new routine, and take responsibility for things such as keeping their living space clean and their personal hygiene without a parent to remind them. Parents will be impressed and take pride in this type of development and personal growth for their daughter.

It is good practice for the future and learning to grow up into one’s unique self. Starting this type of independence at a young age is definitely important as it is crucial for proper growth. Putting young girls in activities will allow them to discover themselves and keep them busy and off the couch.

If you have an athletic daughter, then Camp Ak-O-Mak is the perfect place for her to spend her summer. Through our wide range of swimming, sports and camp activities, your daughter will improve her endurance and strength, make memories to last a lifetime and build her independence and self-reliance. Register today and get ready for a summer she won’t forget!