Camps, camping & residentials
Tips For Camping With Kids: Family, Fun, & Safety
Comprehensive starting point for those new to camping – covers getting ready, organizing, lights at night, the campfire, clothes, safety, staying clean, sleeping, tent placement, activities, eating, the first night, tips for toddlers, tips for teens, and coming home. Explore New Trails, 6 March 2020.
Many students say that residentials are the most memorable experience of their time at school. But how often do we hear about the many positive impacts they have on the adults participating? Peter Carne, the national adviser for Learning Away, describes some of the benefits of taking part in a residential for teachers and other staff in schools. Learning Outside the Classroom, 11 April 2018.
Study links camping to happy, healthy children
“Children who camp in the great outdoors at least once a year go on to do better at school, as well as being healthier and happier, according to their parents. That’s the finding of a study carried out by the Institute of Education at Plymouth University and the Camping and Caravanning Club, who collaborated to discover perceptions of the relationship between education and camping.” Plymouth University, 21 May 2015.
Directions: Youth Development Outcomes of the Camp Experience
“Between 2001 and 2004 the American Camp Association conducted research with over 5000 families from 80 ACA-Accredited camps to determine the outcomes of the camp experience as expressed by parents and children. Main Findings – Parents, camp staff, and children reported significant growth in: Self-esteem, Peer relationships, Independence, Adventure and exploration, Leadership, Environmental awareness, Friendship skills, Values and decisions, Social comfort, Spirituality.” American Camp Association, 2005.