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Impact of Experiential Learning Camp Retreat on Student Success

Learning Camp

The upcoming webinar will explore how participating in an experiential outdoor camp retreat impacts student success with post-secondary college students in a Recreation Therapy program.

What if going to ‘camp’ could help you excel?

On March 18, Monica Almas, Michelle Turan, Joanne Brohman, Tracy Hopkins, and Upasana Panda will be sharing research findings from their 2020 study that explored how an outdoor experiential learning camp retreat affected students’ sense of belonging, relationships, engagement and retention. 

The research team hosted an overnight, multi-day camp retreat with experiential components for recreation therapy students at Mohawk College- and then tracked the students to understand how the experience influenced student success.

Michelle Turan (Professor) works as a Research Fellow within the College Student Success Innovation Centre at Mohawk College. Joanne Brohman (Program Coordinator), Tracy Hopkins (Practicum Coordinator) and Monica Almas (Professor) are faculty members in the Recreation Therapy Program at Mohawk College. Upasana Panda (student researcher) is a Mohawk College graduate. 

Their research project was supported by the IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund (ICF), which provides funding to support new applied research and innovative scholarship in teaching and learning at Mohawk College.

The free webinar will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. and is open to Mohawk College employees, students and the public.

Register here.