The traditional view of a youth camp as a remote encampment with lots of outdoor activities and campfires is changing, with greater acceptance of newer types youth camps that offer a wide variety of specialised activities. For example, there are camps for the performing arts, music, magic, computer programming, language learning, mathematics, children with special needs, weight loss as well as school leadership camps. There are also religiously affiliated youth camps, such as those run by Christian groups and churches.
The primary purpose of many camps is educational, athletic, or cultural development. A youth camp environment may allow children to learn new skills in a safe and nurturing environment. Youth camp experience can have lasting psychological impact on the development of a child.
Coming soon – a directory of Youth Camps available in South Africa