Summer has set in completely, and flyers and banners promoting vacation workshops and camps can be seen everywhere. Workshops that cover a varied range of hobbies, and camps with their lure of experiencing the outdoors. While all agree, that they have tremendous advantages, some argue that they curb the freedom of a vacation, and hinder a person from enjoying the summer to its full extent, and thus making these healthy diversions seem as a chore.
However, this is not true. Camps and workshops, offer a sound approach to having fun - the disciplined and development oriented way. If a person does not have organised distractions like these, then eventually, one descends to a level of boredom, and wastes his time and energy doing nothing and engaging in petty passions, with no true recreation. The true sense in recreation lies not in idleness, but a change in work, and only camps and workshops offer these.
As the very wise Charles Buxton once said, "Recreation is intended to the mind as whetting is to the scythe, to sharpen the edge of it, which otherwise would grow dull and blunt. He therefore, that spends his whole time in recreation, is ever whetting, never mowing; his grass may grow and his steed starve. As contrarily, he that always toils and never recreates, is ever mowing, never whetting; laboring much to little purpose; as good no scythe, no edge"
This means that one should also make sure that he does not overindulge himself in camps and workshops. They are meant simple as a diversion from work. If life were to made one long vacation, with only fun and merriment, then our brains would rot away with boredom and idleness. Such diversions are meant only for people who work, not for idle people, as they don’t need them.
To conclude Camps and workshops should be attended with enthusiasm and a positive attitude, otherwise, one will not benefit from it. They should believe firmly that it isn’t a chore, merely a more regularized form of entertainment, where there is no scope for indulgence in humdrum activities that are a waste of time. There would be nothing like it, if every individual realizes that, the more regularized are his leisure activities, the more fun can one get out of them.