For generations, professionals in the camp world have believed that the 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving have been vital to a young person entering the "real world." New research now validates this belief, and comes from an interesting source - Google.
While STEM skills are vital in today's world, a young person has an even greater chance of success if they can also master the soft skills learned at camp. A recent article in the Washington Post highlights a few studies in this area.
While we justifiably stress academic success to young people, please do not forget about the impact that a camp program provides. There is no better place on earth than camp to learn, practice, and master the 7 characteristics listed above.
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