Ship them off to the woods
Yes, for doting parents, summer camp is a bummer. But all that time spent in the wild is good for your kid. According to a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, talking walks and spending time amid the greenery can grant serious, long-term mood-lifting. Cultivating an affinity for nature early on will help your kids stick with it later in life. Oh, and they’ll also make (potentially lifelong) friends at camp.