LAP Camps not only help us to combine our children’s holidays with our working life; they also fill our children with new experiences and they come back with their ‘batteries’ charged and full of with positive energy.
When you enjoy the opportunity to get out of routine and you get separate from mom and dad for a few weeks, the experience becomes unforgettable both emotionally and learning.
LAP itself is fun. At the Camp they learn to share ideas, experiences and knowledge with classmates and monitors, in an environment that is very different from homework and school exams. Therefore, it is an excellent alternative for learning, coexistence and respect, and helps to enhance their social skills.
In our particular case, both Juan and Cecilia learned to come out of their ‘shell’, and to make new friends. They were “force” to adapt to a new environment to work as a team, and gain autonomy, by facing situations that, perhaps, they faced for the first time.
The great change we have noticed above all upon their return is in their experiences and in the learning of values, such as solidarity, self-esteem, independence or healthy competitiveness. Since in our family and in the education of our children, we try to teach them and open these paths for them.
But above all, what has motivated us the most to make our children repeat this experience is that it has made us improve communication in our family. The children have always returned home loaded with new stimulus, which they have shared as a family. This enhances and strengthens our family relationships, and helps our children to order memories and argue their experiences, enriching their communication skills.
And of course, LAP also helps us, the parents. Since the change and evolution of our children is also contagious to us. The wonderful Life Project that Maribel and Alberto transmit to all of us, helps us to put it into practice in our day to day life, maintaining the LAPPERS network throughout the year, as for example, with the celebration of the Spring Party.