The Canadian Camping Association is actively involved in numerous research projects and initiatives. In partnership with a number of academic institutions and professional organizations, the CCA supports research projects that further the field of children’s summer camping.
CCA commitment to research
- Encourage universities and faculties within Canada to recognize camps as outstanding platforms for interdisciplinary research.
- Lobby for organized camping to be a subject of study within academic disciplines.
- Collaborate with national and international research efforts of like-minded organizations.
- Seek funding for continuing study into camp phenomena within Canada.
What are the practical uses of camp research?
- In our consumer-oriented society, research assures product quality within the market. Parents look for products and services for their families that have been backed up by research.
- Governments, corporate sponsors, insurance underwriters and funding agencies all utilize research data for their decision making.
- Findings provide camp professionals with the best and most current information on camp related issues and practices.
- Research results document that camp experience can be a setting for positive youth development.
- Data provides verification that specific camp goals are being met.
- Findings indicate camp experience enhances learning skills development and total educational development through camp experience.
- Research findings demonstrate that the camp-staff-experience contributes to total workforce development in emerging adults.
Camping Collection – Trent University Archives
Trent University’s library is home to the camping archives, which contains a wealth of material on the history of Canadian camping.
Call for Papers – Prize for Excellence in Research
For more information, please visit the Canadian Camp Research Award of Excellence page.