Give Yourself A Pat On The Back!

Posted on December 4, 2012 by Catherine Ross

In October, we invited camp directors to encourage their parents to go online and respond to Phase 3 of the Canadian Summer Camp Research Project .

Many of you did just that – THANK YOU! As a result, over 1000 (and still climbing!) additional parents are providing the research team at the University of Waterloo with the necessary information to complete this six-year study on the immediate and ongoing benefits of the summer camp experience.

We’ll publish the final results as soon as they are available! Your co-operation and your parents’ contributions are greatly appreciated.

Past Communications Officer at Canadian Camping Association
Catherine's lifelong love of camping began in 1953 when she accompanied her mother, the new camp cook, to Camp Tanamakoon in Algonquin Park. She remained at Tan until 1978 as a camper and in several staff roles. After five years as a teacher, in 1979, Catherine and her husband George purchased Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da for girls in Parry Sound, Ontario which they owned for 20 years. Catherine has served on the Board of the Ontario Camps Association, and is Past President of the Society of Camp Directors. She is served as Communications Officer on the Board of the CCA, as is a recipient of the CCA's Ron Johnstone Lifetime Achievement Award. She is past editor of Camps Canada, published by the CCA, and the OCAsional News, the newsletter of the OCA. She is the author of four publications. Her articles on camping have appeared in numerous magazines.