Archive for January, 2018

Wow, Alberta! Thank you!

Posted on January 30, 2018 by CCA Communications Committee

Thanks to the generosity of the Alberta Camping Association, the CCA now has the funds to participate as a Canadian Oversample in the American Camp Association’s Research 360.

This five year, longitudinal, impact study identifies the benefits gained at camp (e.g. relationship skills, teamwork) and tracks the influence through college and career. The results could prove extremely useful in educating and selling the value of camp to the public.

Camps willing to participate in the research please contact Dr. Stephen Fine, CCA Chair of Research at sfine@alumni.utoronto.ca.

Our sincere thanks to Alberta for their generous contribution to this important research project!

More information on Research 360.

U of T Researcher Seeks Participants

Posted on January 23, 2018 by CCA Communications Committee

Margaret Schneider, PhD, C. Psych, of the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto, is interested in the lifelong impact of the camping experience.

She wishes to conduct one and a half hour interviews (in person or by phone) with adult camping alumni (over 35 years of age) from various types of camps.

If you are interested in being interviewed or receiving the results of her research, please contact Margaret Schneider at margaret.schneider@utoronto.ca.

Cash prize for EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH related to camp

Posted on January 15, 2018 by CCA Communications Committee

Directors, please give the university students particularly graduate students on your staff and your alumni, the opportunity to enter and maybe win.

We welcome papers from any academic discipline with a topic that can be related to camping.

Detailed information is in the “Call For Papers 2018”.