At first, the campers were only familiar with the digital realm of text messages, Facebook and video games. But by the end of camp, a new study found they experienced significant growth, connecting with the world beyond electronic screens and smartphones.
“The major changes on their growth speaks tremendously of the summer camp experience,” says Troy Glover, the director of the University of Waterloo’s Healthy Communities Research Network, who spearheaded the Canadian Summer Camp Research Project.
Camp counsellors had observed the positive change in children by the end of their sessions, according to researchers from the project.
“Sending kids to camp allows children to grow and learn good citizenship, social integration, personal development and social development, exploring his or…
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