Our Impact

Our Impact

Jordan River Village’s free program create super heroes

JRV Hero Camper

A study by the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center proved that positive camp experiences strongly affect a child’s recovery. Our campers have:

  • Improved confidence
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Lower illness-related stress
  • A greater sense of independence, and
  • Increased interest in social activities

In addition, the entire family’s emotional well-being is enhanced by the effects of a camper’s experiences.

Click here for a more in-depth look at the study.

Results from a more recent study conducted by the American Camp Association and the University of Utah, showed that these camp experiences are useful to campers when they grow up. And a newly published impact study conducted by the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) showed an overwhelming correlation between experiences camp and the development of lasting outcomes such as: willingness to try new things, appreciation of diversity, self-identity, empathy                                                                                         and compassion, self-confidence, perseverance, and friendship skills.

Click here for more information on the study by the ACA and University of Utah

Click here for a more in-depth look at the AIR-SeriousFun Study

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