Tables may be cleared, garbage may be taken out, they may have a new
appreciation for bugs and trees, and have many more friends
VANCOUVER, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadians have a 150-year camping
tradition and the Canadian Camping Association (CCA/ACC) is now
confirming why children are sent to camp and how that learning and
experience carries over to their everyday at-home lives.
The CCA/ACC is asking parents to complete a short online survey to
better understand the impact that camp can have on the lives of
children. The survey can be found at http://www.ccamping.org/index.php?id=3&nid=80.
This survey will also assist the member camps of the Canadian Camping
Association in continuously improving their programs to meet the needs
of today's children.
"We know anecdotally that many children return to their families with
more confidence, friends, and an appreciation of the environment," said
Harry Edwards, President, Canadian Camping Association. "We would like
to hear from parents to fully understand the impact and all the various
benefits the camping experience can provide for children and their
The Canadian Camping Association would also like to hear parent's
Did your child clear the table for the first time without being asked?
Did they seem more self-confident?
Were they more helpful to siblings? Around the house?
Was there growth in the area of interpersonal skills?
Did you observe growth in their ability to make choices?
Did they make several new friends?
Did you notice a greater respect for nature?
Was there a greater respect for others?
Was there an appreciation for what it takes to make a meal and keep a
Was there dinner conversation around their camp experience?
Were they more polite?
Were they more willing to share?
Let us know - http://www.ccamping.org/index.php?id=3&nid=80
And for those parents who are still determining what camp may be the
best fit for their child, the Canadian Camping Association has some
Talk to your child about the programs to determine interest areas, day
versus sleepover, go with a friend or alone
Talk to friends, family and neighbours with camping experience.
Contact your provincial camping association and visit its website.
Regional and local camps can be found through www.ccamping.org.
Attend local camp fairs advertised on that website.
Make a shortlist of possible camps, visit their websites and visit them.
Compile your questions and call/meet the camp director.
Check out the camp Facebook pages -- these should give you a good sense
of the camp culture and environment
Harry Edwards, President, Canadian Camping Association is available to
speak about selecting the right camp, the benefits of camps, and why
the learning from this survey is so important to the Association and
the many camp directors across Canada.
The Canadian Camping Association (CCA/ACC), www.ccamping.org, is a non-profit, national federation of Provincial Camping
Associations representing over 700 camps across the country. The CCA is
dedicated to the growth, development and promotion of organized camping
for all populations in Canada.
SOURCE Canadian Camping Association
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