Tech-Savvy Kids Benefit from Camp

Kids and teens are increasingly devoted to communicating through their devices - Smartphones, Facebook, video games, etc. A new study from Canada shows that the summer camp experience can be a powerful opportunity for these "bubble-wrapped" kids to grow beyond their comfort zones and learn valuable interpersonal skills.

"Sending kids to camp allows children to grow and learn good citizenship, social integration, personal development and social development, exploring his or her capabilities and being in a safe environment where they can grow, gain independence and take risks," says Troy Glover, the director of the University of Waterloo's Healthy Communities Research Network, who spearheaded the Canadian Summer Camp Research Project.

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