Summer Camps and Student Travel

Archive Report

Boom in Organized Summer Activities

Wide Participation in Summer Youth Activities

When school lets out this year, the summer vacation will mean, for millions of American youngsters, a change of pace but little or no respite from supervised education. Many will go on learning in the largely outdoor setting of organized camps. Other millions will pursue their studies in the classroom but under the relaxed or experimental conditions encouraged in numerous schools to combat the summer doldrums. Even as educators extend the learning season, they try to offer as diverse and attractive a collection of voluntary summer programs as possible. As one study said: “Most of the available evidence suggests that summer study and teaching are not necessarily debilitating; indeed, the opposite can be true. Yet ...

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