In the Fall of 2018 findings from the American Camp Association/Canadian Camping Association Youth Impact Study were presented at the National Leadership Forum Moncton, NB.
The project’s aims and methods aligned with the National Research Council’s work on college and career readiness, which means that reports on the results of this project will help position the camp within the broader context of youth development programs.
Funding for the Canadian version of the project was generously provided by the following:
Alberta Camping Association – $15,000.00, Saskatchewan Camping Association – $6000.00, Ontario Camps Association – $5000.00, and The Society of Camp Directors – $1335.00 (1st of 3 installments).
The University of Waterloo published a poster outlining parents perceptions of the changes they have observed in their children after returning from summer camp.
Camps are encouraged to use the information on the poster as they speak with families about the beneficial experiences that summer camp provides.
The CCA presents the work of Canadian undergraduate students and graduate student work-in-progress in the interests of encouraging and promoting camp research at the university level.
Click here to access Elizabeth’s two papers (“Camp Consumer Behaviour Project” and “Camp Staff Training Report 2011”).