Practice Brief: Keeping Summer Fun: Preventing Bullying at Camp (downloadable PDF)
Bullying can happen at summer camp. In some cases, the risk of bullying may be higher at camp than school because programs involve large groups of children with wide age ranges participating in less structured activities. But camps also provide great opportunities for positive interactions between kids of different ages, engaging in activities that promote new friendships. Fortunately, the growing national awareness about the need to prevent bullying has influenced the camp setting. Author, Deborah Fisher explains what camps are doing to prevent bullying and how and what parents can do inconjunction with the camps.