|THE HOLLOWS CAMP|
|for Boys and Girls|
Information of interest for those wishing to know more about summer camp.
TVOntario interview with Hollows Director Dr. Stephen Fine
Choosing a camp; Benefits of camp; On homesickness; Learning opportunites at camp
CBC Radio interview with Hollows Director Janet Fine
Instances not of homesick kids but rather of parents having difficulty in letting their kids go off to camp.
A Burgeoning World of Camp Research
In the U.S. publication Camping Magazine Director Dr. Stephen Fine reviews research findings from Canada, the U.S. and globally that give insight into what the camp experience delivers in the way of youth development.
University of Waterloo: Canadian Summer Camp Research Project
Five year study released January 2012 shows positive findings in areas of: social integration and citizenship, environmental awareness, attitudes to physical activity, emotional intelligence, development and self-confidence.
Make the Healthy Choice This Summer
Clinical reports on obesity and poor fitness levels in kids prompts federal and provincial Gov't action. Camp proves to be a place to eat well, get fit, have fun and develop habits for a healthy life.
What Research Tells Us About the Benefits of Camp
Current research from Canada and the U.S. identifies areas of positive youth development through camp experience.
Cell Phones at Camp
Although cell phones provide security outside controlled environments they can undermine the camp experience.
Too Many Choices Can Dilute Camp Experience
The school year is hurried and over-scheduled; take time at camp to truly benefit from what it has to offer.
Tips for Horseback Riding Campers and their Parents
What you should be looking for in a quality riding program.
Three Dads Reflect on Their Camp Days
Former campers and camp counsellors who now have children speak as parents to the benefits of camp.
Youth Development at Summer Camp
Children at summer camps in Ontario are from around the world and around the corner. Read about what they learn from this experience.