Physical activity and health in camps

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Benjamin Hickerson, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Camp experiences enrich children’s lives. Camp is a significant context for youth development. Many people who have gone to camp or served as camp staff know these statements are true. Although many positive anecdotes exist, efforts to systematically document the outcomes and benefits of camp are needed. Behavior changes regarding many of the intangible benefits of camp experience are complex and not always easy to measure. Nevertheless, researchers are showing the growing relationships between camp experiences and positive youth development.

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American Camp Association Briefing Paper
Language: English
Date: 2013
camps, physical activity, health, children

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