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Camp Directors’ Beliefs Regarding Nature-Deficit Disorder and Camp
Camping Magazine
  • Penny A James, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Karla A Henderson, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Barry A Garst, Clemson University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-1-2008
Publisher
American Camp Association
Abstract
We asked what camp directors believed the role of camp to be in fostering nature-based experiences for campers. The majority of camp directors believed that fostering children's connection to nature requires purposeful programming, that opportunities to connect with the natural environment at camp are important for children, and that camp plays a more important role today in fostering children's connection to nature than in the past.