Susquehanna University to study camping and adolescent decision making

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Jun 7, 2013 2:24 PM

(Selinsgrove) -- Summer camps and adolescent decision-making are in the spotlight at a midstate university.

Susquehanna University's Center for Adolescent Research and Education, or CARE is partnering with the American Camp Association to research how camping can influence young people.

CARE Director Stephen Wallace says his group will combine its data with the ACA's information.

"We're looking to do research that fills voids in the data that's out there," Wallace says. "(We're) looking for new information and new ways to educate camp professionals, parents, teachers, coaches, all the influential people in young people's lives."

CARE studies how adolescent development and decision making regarding issues like drinking, drug use, sexual behavior and violence.

Students from Susquehanna's Selinsgrove, Snyder County campus will likely be offered an opportunity to help in the research as it moves forward.

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