Outgoing Camp Director Tom Carney has just finished his masters thesis: An analysis of outcomes for participants at our Camp Tippy Canoe. The study offers a detailed look at the impact summer camp programs like ours can have on at-risk youth. In particular, it notes significant improvements in key areas like emotional intelligence, environmental awareness, self-confidence, and attitudes towards physical activity.
In his time with us, Tom has displayed remarkable skill and intelligence. His insight into this topic comes from a place of extensive and intensive experience with summer camp programs and at-risk youth demographics. We are proud to have contributed in our way to his work and look forward to seeing what the future has in store for him in his life and career.