The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Health
There are many benefits of sending your child to summer camp.
Dr. Troy Glover and his research team at the University of Waterloo released a study, The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project, in 2011 that explored the outcomes of summer camp participation.
The five-year study concluded that, "Participation in provincially accredited camps promotes positive change in five key areas of development: social integration and citizenship, environmental awareness, attitudes towards physical activity, emotional intelligence and self-confidence and personal development."
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