Bibliographies of Camp-related Research
What Does Camp Do For Kids?:
A Meta-Analysis of the Organized Camping Experience on the Self Constructs of Youth
Marsh, Paul E.
Thesis. Indiana University, Bloomington 1999
Examination and synthesis of previous research regarding the effects of an organized camp experience on children's constructs of self.
61 studies were initially investigated. 22 were included based on measurement of self-construct and sufficiency of data.
"Interpretation of data was based on point line plots, regression analysis, and effect size sensitivity analysis."
"The random effect is positively related to the individual camp's ability to operationalize strategies that focus on enhancing self. The effect is greater for younger campers and a positive effect was found across all ages studied."