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Two skiers on a hill side surrounded by pine trees. In the far distance are snow covered mountains. Ski the Winter Blues Away

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Winter Sports Camps

When someone mentions the fun times they had at camp, most people probably assume they’re talking about summer camp. Singing songs around the campfire, swimming in the lake, and going kayaking are typical summer camp activities that kids love. But summer isn’t the only time to enjoy camp. Throughout the country, there are various types of winter camps provided for kids and adults to turn a boring winter break into one they’ll remember forever.

Just like with summer camps, winter camps are a great way to make new friends and try new activities you may not have tried before. Winter camps for children foster teambuilding with other kids their own age. Camp also boosts independence. Without their parents around, kids are forced to do things themselves and when they discover they can do it, their confidence grows.

It’s hard to stay entertained in the winter. While in the summer, most kids can run around outside for hours, in the winter this isn’t possible. Many children will end up spending their winter break sitting around watching television. Winter camps provide a fun way for children to remain active and unplug from their electronic devices. At Camp Abilities in North Florida, their January winter camp plans on offering fun activities like skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, and snowmobiles.

If a camp in Florida is not a possibility for you, there is still a fun opportunity available through The Hartford Virtual Ski Spectacular. This free event is open to all ages. Kids and adults can both enjoy three days of fun no matter where they live! The camp will take place December 1st through the 3rd and, due to Covid-19, it will be virtual this year. Fitness sessions will be offered daily, skiing basics will be taught, and there will be a virtual game night.

If either of these camps sounds like something you’d like to do, check out their websites for more information and to register for the camps.

Florida 

Camp Abilities North Florida
Contact: Jenn Stelmach
E-mail: campabilitiesflorida@gmail.com
Phone: (904) 556-9287
Winter Camp: January 2021

Colorado (Virtual)

The Hartford Virtual Ski Spectacular 2020
Contact: Lily Jagodzinski
E-mail: ljagodzinski@moveunitedsport.org
Phone: (301) 383-9669
Dates: December 1-3, 2020

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