Resources for Key Messages and Data Overview

 National Town Meeting — AmericaSpeaks: Our Budget, Our Economy

 
·         American Camp Association. (2005). Directions: Youth development outcomes of the camp experience. American Camp Association. www.acacamps.org/research/enhance/directions
 
·         American Camp Association. (2009). Camp2Grow Impact Report. American Camp Association. www.acacamps.org/sites/default/files/images/camp2grow/2009_Camp2Grow_Impact_Report.pdf
 
·         American Institutes for Research (2005). Effects of Outdoor Education Programs for Children in California. American Institutes for Research. Palo Alto, CA. http://www.seer.org/pages/research/AIROutdoorSchool2005.pdf 
 
·         Bialeschki, M.D., Henderson, K.A., & James, P.A. (2007). Camp experiences and developmental outcomes for youth. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 16, 769-788.  http://childpsych.theclinics.com/issues/contents?issue_key=S1056-4993%2807%29X0025-7
 
·         Burdette, H.L. & Whitaker, R.C. (2005). A national study of neighborhood safety, outdoor play, television viewing, and obesity in preschool children. Pediatrics, 116(3), 657-662 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16140705
 
·         Cleland, V., Crawford, D., Baur, L. A., Hume, C., Timperio, A., & Salmon, J. (2008). A prospective examination of children's time spent outdoors, objectively measured physical activity and overweight.  International Journal of Obesity, 32(11), 1685-1693. www.nature.com/ijo/index.htm
 
·         Duffett, A., Johnson, J., Farkas, S., Kung, S., & Ott, A. (2004). All work and no play? Listening to what kids and parents really want from out-of-school time. New York: Public Agenda.
 
·         Hickerson, B. & Henderson, K. (2010, May/June). Children’s Summer Camp-Based Physical Activity. Camping Magazine. American Camp Association. www.acacamps.org/campmag/1005/childrens-summer-camp-based-physical-activity
 
·         Kellert, S. R. (1998).  A National Study of Outdoor Wilderness Experience. New Haven: Yale University. www.nols.edu/resources/research/pdfs/kellert.complete.text.pdf
 
·         Lieberman, G, & Hoody, L. (1998). Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning. California Student Assessment Project. SEER, Poway, CA, 2000. Available on the Web site of the State Education and Environment Roundtable (SEER- www.seer.org.)
 
·         Louv, R. (2005). Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.
 
·         O’Brien, E. and Murray, R. (2006). A marvelous opportunity for children to learn. A participatory evaluation of Forest School in England and Wales. Forest Research, Farnham. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/fr0112forestschoolsreport.pdf/$FILE/fr0112forestschoolsreport.pdf
 
·         Readdick, C.A. & Schaller, G.R. (2005). Summer camp and self-esteem of school-age inner-city children. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 101(1), 121-30. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16350616
 
·         Wells, N.M. (2000). At Home with Nature: Effects of ‘Greenness’ on Children’s Cognitive Functioning. Environment and Behavior, 32(6), 775-795. http://eab.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/32/6/775