Tag Archive for: summer programs

Just in time for summer: A new camper-counselor relationship questionnaire

Rubin, R. O., Johnson, S. K., Christensen, K. M., & Rhodes, J. (2022). Development and initial validation of a camper-counselor relationship scale. Applied Developmental Science.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2056462 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research on summer camps has consistently found evidence that campers develop skills that positively contribute to their development (such as self-esteem, independence, teamwork, […]

Role modeling social-emotional learning skills for campers

Owens, M. H., & Browne, L. P. (2021). Camp Counselor as a Role Model for Social-Emotional Learning Skills in Camp. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 13(1), 8-22. https://doi.org/10.18666/JOREL-2021-V13-I1-10543 Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest:  Camp programs are an excellent way of fostering relationships and learning life skills.   Although campers tend to learn activity-based skills […]

Summer Programs for Kids Will Use Multiple Strategies to Cut COVID-19 Risk

Featured Article by Stell Simonton, Youth Today Although more and more people are getting vaccinated, program organizers are still concerned about what safety precautions they should take. In this article, Stell Simpson shares some of the strategies summer programs across the country are planning to use to reduce the risk of COVID-19. To access the […]