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Outcomes - How Camp Benefits Kids

Camp Directors have always known that camp provides a positive and supportive environment that allows young people to learn and grow in many ways. We believe that camp is an essential part of a child's education. But how to quantify what we sort of inherently know, the transformations that we witness each summer?

To find answers to that question, between 2001 and 2004 the American Camp Association participated in the largest research study ever conducted on outcomes of the camp experience. Taking part in the study were more than 5,000 families and eighty ACA-accredited camps. Essential findings from the national study indicate that very thing: camp is indeed a positive force in youth development that benefits children by increasing:

•confidence and self-esteem

•social skills and the ability to make friends


•leadership qualities

•sense of adventure

•spiritual growth

Complete details can be found by following this link.

*Source: American Camp Association

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