I have spent 2 weekends recently training Summer Camp Directors. Yep, it’s time to get ready for camp season! Risk management, waterfront and pool safety, program highlights, and staff training are on the minds and to-do lists for camp directors just now. One of the interesting things we incorporated into our training this year was the results of a research project titled, "Effective Camp Research Project," sponsored, in part, by the Lutheran Foundation. It highlights 5 aspects of camps that are positive and life changing for youth…and their parents.
If you want to check it out, the website is: www.vibrantfaith.org/effectivecamp
It is faith-based. They interviewed campers on the last day of camp, 3 months after camp and then 6 months after camp. Good stuff!