p. 22-31. 10p.
Summer camp holds a special place in the minds of children. thoughts of camp bring images of swimming, hiking, laughing and making new friends. According to Dustiri (1989), the secret of organized camping is that camp is on a finite, human scale. Anyone can make a difference in their own comer of the world. Another important aspect of camp (Dustin, 1994) is creating a place for children to be children, not ''miniature adults" (p.28). Chenery (1984) sees the essential contribution of camp as. providing children with a space for spiritual development. Many factors could influence what sort of experiences campers take home with them. The purpose of this study was to examine tangible, physical aspects of camp that might affect the personal and social benefits of organized camping for children. If specific factors could be associated with significantly increased personal or social outcomes, then manipulation of those factors might provide campers with better experiences.
Moorman, Marta K.
"Factors Affecting the personal and Social Outcomes of Organized Camping,"
Research in Outdoor Education: Vol. 4, Article 4.
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