5 Reasons Why Parents Should Send Their Kids to Camp with Dr. Laurie Browne – Episode #78

5 Reasons Why Parents Should Send Their Kids to Camp with Dr. Laurie Browne - Episode #78


On Episode 78 Dr. Dan welcomes guest Dr. Laurie Browne, Director of Research for the American Camp Association, to discuss the latest studies about how camp benefits our kids.

Laurie Browne<br /> Faculty<br /> Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Department (RECR)<br /> Photographed Monday, October 6, 2014 in Chico, Calif.<br /> (Jason Halley/University Photographer)

In her role at the ACA, Laurie Browne, PhD, specializes in measuring youth outcomes, program quality assessment, and issues related to access, equity, and inclusion. Prior to joining ACA, Laurie was an assistant professor in the Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management at California State University-Chico.  Laurie received her PhD from the University of Utah, where she studied youth development and research methods. 

Dr. Dan and Dr. Browne discuss the American Camp Association, day camp vs. overnight camp,  camp and community, and much more. The ACA’s 5 Year Impact Study and the findings showcase the many ways camp can help throughout a child’s lifetime.

Today Dr. Dan and Dr. Browne (both enthusiastic campers; Laurie has three campers of her own, ages 16, 13, and 11) discuss the enlightening research and the five reasons parents should explore sending their kids to camp:

  1.  Develop Independence
  2. Experience Outdoor Childhood Fun and Adventure
  3. Relaxation
  4. Living Unplugged
  5. Become Better at Making and Keeping Friends

The interview wraps up with Dr. Browne’s Parent Footprint Moment. Listeners will want to start exploring camp for their children as soon as today’s episode ends!

Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, TuneIn RadioiHeart RadioStitcherAndroidRSS, or click above to play.

Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.

Parent Footprint podcast listeners can get a discount from Wild Foods because they align with Parent Footprint’s mission to make the world a better place one family at a time. Use FOOTPRINT12 and this link http://wildfoods.co/?aff=325 for 12% off your order.

Harness the power of purposeful parenting and join us in creating a more loving and compassionate world. Sign up today!