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Posted on April 8, 2013 by Mike Stewart

During the 2013 summer season, some Canadian camps will be piloting a self-evaluation study on how summer camp helps to develop resilience in children. The pilot has been designed by Dr. Michael Ungar, a Killam Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he co-directs the Resilience Research Centre.

On Tuesday, April 16 (7:00 – 9:00 pm), Dr. Ungar is speaking in Toronto. Dr. Ungar will discuss ways to offer children and teenagers the right amount of risk and responsibility so that they can grow up to be competent, caring contributors to their families, schools, and communities.

All proceeds will be donated to help send children, youth and mothers affected by poverty to Lake Scugog Camp.

For more information on Dr. Ungar’s speaking event, or to get tickets, please click here.

Mike is Camp Coordinator with Ryerson University Summer Day Camps in Toronto, Ontario. Previously, he worked as Co-Director at Camp Wenonah and as Program Manager at Amici Camping Charity. He has served on the Canadian Camping Association's Communications Committee since 2009, and is also a volunteer with the Ontario Camps Association.