Why Camp?

At Lumsden Beach Camp we have long believed that camping is an important part of growth and development. Recently, there has been an increase in research writing about the effects of summer camp on children, their families and the wider world. It turns out that LBC’s hunch that summer camp is exactly what kids need, can be back up by research and case studies! 

Here are links to a few of those stories:

Play Again: a film that explores the consequences of a childhood removed from nature.

Canadian Camping Association. Find a compilation of research that explores the benefits of summer camps to children and society.

Canadian Summer Camp Research Project. An in-depth analysis of changes of attitude and behaviour, among other things, conducted by the University of Waterloo.