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How does camp matter?

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Does camp make a difference? Vibrant Faith reports that the recent Effective Camp Research Project provides concrete information on the impact of a one-week Christian camp experience on “the lives of the primary participants and their supporting networks.” Phase 1 of the study, based on three camps in Wisconsin associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, gathered data from camp participants age 11-14 years old, their parents, camp staff and directors, and church professionals visiting the camps. The study identified 5 fundamental characteristics of camp: Relational environment (meeting new people, practicing reconciliation) Participatory (providing active, kinesthetic activities characterized as fun)...

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