Why Making Friends is One of the Most Important Things that Happens at Summer Camp
An Article From Sunshine Parenting by Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
“Campers look like they’re having a lot of fun playing outdoors and learning new activities, but are they also learning life skills during just two weeks at a residential summer camp?” Dr. Thompson asked himself as he designed a study in 2014 investigating the impact of a two-week residential camp experience on children’s happiness and social skill development. “Participants were 167 children ages 6-15 from six different two-week, residential summer camps in Arizona, California, and Colorado.”
He summarizes the results of this article for Sunshine Parenting and collapsed his findings into the following easy-to-read infographic.
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