Outdoor adventure


Send Your Cares Away Through Yoga and Dance

Written By: happycamper

Teaching Kids Yoga and Dance

Huge benefits to kids who do yoga and dance

Being a kid isn’t always as easy as adults make it out to be. Here at Happy Camper we know that you face many pressures and have lots of responsibilities. Between getting up early for a full day, homework, after school practices, keeping up with your friends all while being sure you follow the rules…life can be overwhelming at times. There isn’t one person who couldn’t use some downtime and relaxation.

Our camp classes give you the outlet you need to take a break from it all and have a good time. There is so much to choose from! Today we want to focus on our amazing dance and yoga classes and let you know about their benefits for stress relief.



Have you ever heard your parents say something like, “How do these kids have so much energy?!” Dance is an excellent way to channel it. Not only is dance great for fitting in some physical activity, it’s an excellent way to brighten your day! The best part is, there is no right or wrong way to dance…and you don’t need to worry about being good or bad at it. Dancing is about individual expression.

Find some music you love, turn it up, and let yourself be free. Whether you prefer to be alone or like to dance with your family or friends, your mood will immediately be lifted. Check out’s blog to learn How To Create The Perfect Dance Studio In Your Home. For some inspiration, check out our dance camps at Happy Camper!

Larry, our self-proclaimed “hip-hop Happy Camper guru” offers up popular dances with a twist! Whether you’re always feeling that hip-hop vibe, or you want to try something new, check out Larry’s hip-hop camps. It’s impossible to watch this guy and not have a smile creep across your face! Before you know it you’ll be movin’ and groovin’ your cares away.

Chances are tap is a type of dance you’ve never tried before. No time like now to give it a shot! Counselor Nicole does an excellent job of breaking down the steps for you. Don’t have tap shoes? Not to worry. The clickety-click is certainly a bonus, but not required. Once you’ve learned the different steps, don’t be afraid to give it your own flair. That’s what dancing happily is all about.

If you don’t want to take our word for it, dance is scientifically proven to lift your spirits. So find your dance of choice and go boogie!



In recent years, yoga for kids has gained popularity. And for good reason! It is a great way for you to relax and escape the pressures of being a kid. On top of that, yoga teaches calming techniques that can carry over to stressful situations. It’s more that just putting your body into the shape of a pretzel!

Just like all our classes at Happy Camper Live, you don’t have to go anywhere special to practice yoga. We recommend finding a quiet place free from distraction. Calming music can be a great addition as well.

Once you find some different yoga poses you like, be sure to focus on your breathing. Slow, deep and controlled is the way to go. While in your relaxed posture, work on calming your mind. Try to think of something positive or that makes you happy.

Not sure where to begin? Happy Camper camp counselor Lindsey will lead you through a series of postures designed to help you relax so you can face anything that comes your way. Through breathing and calming techniques, Lindsey will guide you through many postures including:

  • Child’s Pose
  • Cat-Cow
  • Thread the Needle
  • Mountain Pose
  • Chair Pose
  • Balancing Stick

The benefits of yoga are built up over time. Getting started is the hardest part. Once you do, we know this is a routine that will help you through all the stressful parts of being a kid.

Tagged:- dance camp, dance lessons for kids, kids mindfulness, yoga camp, yoga for kids



My Camp: Interview With BritInTheSix

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at a camp abroad? Bethany Wright, author of the camp blog Britinthesix, told us all about her experience working at summer camp abroad! Originally from England, Britney has worked at Camp Walden in Canada for 9 summers! Bethany found Camp Walden through an agency […]


Packing For Summer Camp 2022

If you’ve signed up your child for sleepaway camp, it’s time to start figuring out what you need to pack for summer camp. With a little preparation, packing for summer camp can be stress free. First, contact your summer camp director and ask if they have a recommended packing list. You don’t want to miss […]


Arts and crafts


Outdoor adventure




5 Camps To Sign Your Child Up For This Summer

If you’re still considering what your child’s summer plans look like, consider these five types of summer camps. Finding the summer camp that’s right for your child may take a little bit of research, but it’ll be worth it to give them a unique experience where they can continue learning, making friends, and having fun. […]



Happy Trails For Kids

Finding a place where kids can just be kids at camp is a goal of many camps, especially Happy Trails for Kids. In this MyCamp Podcast episode, we sat down with September and Nadia, who are both very passionate about the Happy Trails for Kids mission. In 2009, Happy Trails started their program for kids […]



Benefits Of Working At A Summer Camp

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work at a summer camp? I can tell you it’s like letting your inner child come back out to play, reliving the fun side of what it is like being a kid again. The adventure, memories, and the magic created at camp are like no other! […]



Mother’s Day Breakfast


5 Ways to Make Your Room Look Just Like Gabby’s


Camping Hacks For Families


Friendship Bracelets: Chevron Pattern Tutorial



Activities (124)

Arts and crafts (37)

Camp stories (10)

Camp traditions (17)

Campers (60)

Cooking (19)

Family activities (53)

Featured camps (11)

Gift Guides (5)

Music (6)

Outdoor adventure (19)

Parents (51)

Podcast (24)

School (8)

Science (6)

Sports (23)

STEM (3)

Water sports (1)