Ideas for After School and School Holiday Activities
Effective after school and holiday camp programs bring a wide range of benefits to youth, families and communities. After school and holiday camp programs can boost academic performance, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe, structured environment for children and young people.
We have listed some benefits and ideas below.
After School programs can enhance children’s academic achievement.
Participants in afterschool programs:
- show increased interest and ability in reading
- develop new skills and interests
- show improved school attendance, increased engagement in school, and reduced dropout rate
- turn in more and better quality homework and can spend more time on task
- are held back or placed in special education classes less frequently
- show higher aspirations for the future, including intention to complete high school and go to college.
After School Activity Ideas
Sports in Kingston Sports Activities in Kingston
Sports in Richmond Sports Activities in Richmond
Defence Lab – Martial Arts Defence Lab
Music in Kingston Music Activities in Kingston
Acting Workshops Acting Work Shops at Rose Theatre
YMCA Youth Café YMCA Youth Café
Holiday Camps, as well as After School activities benefit children and young people in many ways.
They spend their time being physically active – As young people spend so much time these days inside and mostly sitting down, camp provides a wonderful opportunity to move. Running, swimming, jumping, hiking, climbing
Experience success and become more confident – Camps helps young people build self-confidence and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic and social competition that shapes their lives at school. With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young people.
They unplug from technology – When young people take a break from TV, cell phones, and the Internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world— real people, real activities, and real emotions.
School Holiday Activity Ideas