From a recent American Camp Association survey:

Campers Say

  • Camp helped me make new friends. (96%)
  • The people at camp helped me feel good about myself. (92%)
  • Camp helped me to get to know kids who are different from me. (93%)
  • At camp, I did things I was afraid to do at first. (74%)

Parents Say

  • My child gained self-confidence at camp. (70%)
  • My child continues to participate in some of the new activities he or she learned at camp. (63%)
  • My child remains in contact with friends made at camp. (69%)