Our Impact

Our Impact

2022 Accomplishments

In 2022, Jordan River Village provided free, inclusive, medically supported camp programs, on and off campus to more than 6,000 children living with serious illnesses and disabilities. See all of our accomplishments here

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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