5 ways summer camp makes a difference – and what to look for in a camp

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Daniel J Richmond, University of Utah and Robert Warner (THE CONVERSATION) In popular culture, summer camp is often portrayed as a place where pranks are played, romances unfold and underdogs triumph. Classic summer camp movies such as the 1979 film “Meatballs” or, more recently, the 2012 movie “Moonrise Kingdom,” are just a couple of examples. Movies aside, summer camp can be a meaningful experience that helps kids learn important life lessons and have fun along the way. There are countless reasons why American parents spend a collective US$3.5 Billion on summer camp each year. Read more here >>>

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