Day Camp Activities And After School Programs Focus on Training Specific Skill-sets

Let's face it, school is boring, at least for the most part or at least for most students. Why? Numerous reasons include: overcrowding in the classroom; curriculum that's out of date and utterly boring; educators who are not trained in certain academic fields; and restricted supplies and equipment in the schools. As a parent, what can you do about it? Simple! Enroll your youngster in day camp activities for children, and or after school programs.

Day camp activities for kids and after school programs are typically taught by professional people in their field of expertise. An art teacher, for example, may be more seasoned and have more significant creative skills than a school room teacher who may have very little creative talent. Don't get me wrong, I'm not putting down teachers, hey I am one myself. I'm just mentioning that these activities and after school programs are specialized and taught by trainers who are professionals in their trade. They may not be good language art or math teachers, but what they do, they do well.

Would you go to a plumber for a complete physical checkup, or go to an auto mechanic to have a tooth cavity filled? So why do we have people with restricted qualifications educate our youngsters in subject areas they know little or nothing about.

Students, young or older students, are much more appreciable of people whom they regard as experts. Who do you think is going to obtain more regard as a guitar teacher? Your soon to retire gray haired classroom teacher who only knows how to teach the recorder, or your local guitar teacher who works in the local community music store and has quite possibly played as a professional at some point in his or her life?

After school programs and day camp activities for kids are essential facets in the progression of our son or daughters. They provide what the schools do not or what the schools can not. These programs and activities are usually not free, but neither are schools; we still have to pay for it. Take charge of your child's destiny and invest just a little in a summer day camp activity or an after school program where your son or daughter can enjoy learning and maintain that experience for the rest of his or her life.

John Chartrand, founder of Ottawa Robotics Academy in Ottawa, is a certified Ontario teacher. If you like this article and would like to read other great articles on after school programs, please visit: or write: Ottawa Tutors 12 Panama Avenue Ottawa ON K2H 7R2 (613) 265-6446

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