Resources for Key Messages and Data Overview

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·         American Camp Association. (2005). Directions: Youth development outcomes of the camp experience. American Camp Association.
·         American Camp Association. (2009). Camp2Grow Impact Report. American Camp Association.
·         American Institutes for Research (2005). Effects of Outdoor Education Programs for Children in California. American Institutes for Research. Palo Alto, CA. 
·         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.
·         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
·         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.
·         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.
·         Kellert, S. R. (1998).  A National Study of Outdoor Wilderness Experience. New Haven: Yale University.
·         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-
·         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.$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.
·         Wells, N.M. (2000). At Home with Nature: Effects of ‘Greenness’ on Children’s Cognitive Functioning. Environment and Behavior, 32(6), 775-795.