NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ822277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
Positive Effects of Science and Technology Summer Camps on Confidence, Values, and Future Intentions
Crombie, Gail; Walsh, John P.; Trinneer, Anne
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v37 n4 p256-269 2003
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of science and technology summer camps on the confidence, values, and future intentions of female and male campers. The week-long camps were administered by Actua, a national organization with a mandate to increase awareness of science and technology among Canadian youth. Campers completed a survey both pre- and post-camp. Camps were perceived to be a very positive experience by 83% of campers. Significant positive changes were reported in confidence, values, and future intentions. Results provide some of the first quantitative evidence, at a national level, for the effectiveness of science and technology summer camps that use a hands-on, interactive approach.
Canadian Counselling Association. 116 Albert Street Suite 702, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G3, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada