This week my oldest (9 years) is participating in a local fishing camp. It is everyday from 8:30- 3:30pm. He is having a great time. Florida Fantasy Fishing camp is a unique outdoor camp that allows young anglers to fish with the best captains in the Tampa Bay area. Check out their website here – http://fantasyfishingcamp.com.
“Florida Fantasy Fishing Camp is a specialized day camp created right here in Tampa Bay. Lifelong Tampa angler, Parker Rabow, has created a fun and educational setting where young anglers can catch memorable fish while learning important sporting values on the water.
The camp has hand-picked a few of the best professional fishing guides in the area who are perfect for teaching and fishing with kids. Camps are filled with target casting clinics, knot tying lessons, boating safety classes, fishing seminars, casting tournaments, cast net throwing lessons and, of course, fishing! Slide show recaps of the day’s catch close out each camp day. All fishing and lessons are given by our professional fishing guides. This unique day camp is one you’ll never forget!”
My oldest has sensory issues (like many kids these days) and learning outdoors helps calm and relax him. He loves all things outdoors and fishing has been a natural fit for him. It is an individual “sport” or activity and kids that are overwhelmed easily do better with individual sports. He thrives in an outdoor environment. The sun, water, and wildlife just wash away the worries of life. He comes home tired in all the right ways. #getoutdoors
More studies are supporting the claim that getting outdoors helps children in all stages in life. Childhood is the most important time to connect them with nature.
“We hear many adults suggest that children learn far more indoors than outdoors. Yet, research is telling us that outdoor play offers children far more learning opportunities than indoor environments.” – Dr. Beverlie Dietze
Why simplifying may protect your childrens mental health. https://nosidebar.com/simplifying-childhood/
“Indoors, there are rules to follow. And objects have a specific purpose. Even toys that are meant to inspire creative play can be seen as having a single functional role, leaving kids feeling limited by the very items that are supposed to bring hours of play.
The outdoors, however, has fewer rules and regulations. And objects in nature, because they don’t seem to have any inherent function or usefulness, actually inspire kids to use their imaginations, challenge their thinking, and test their physical limits – far more so than almost anything made in a factory. True joy, a sense of play, and confidence overcome children who play outdoors.” – Angela Hanscom, Balanced and Barefoot
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