Title

Camp Directors’ Beliefs Regarding Nature-Deficit Disorder and Camp

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2008

Publication Title

Camping Magazine

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.