Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education



First Advisor

Ward, Whitney


This study was conducted to examine and report on the environmental concern of the youth participants of the Teen Adventure program at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch to determine if those ideas altered over the course of the campers' chosen summer camp experience. Campers and their guardians were asked to provide consent and assent to participate. Forty-three participants completed both a pre and posttest survey which included 15 items on a Likert-type scale asking participants to rate their agreement with statements about the environment. Results indicated that neither activity nor age was significant in explaining differences. However, further examination showed a significant change pre to post in males' responses, as well as significant changes from pre to post responses in both base camp/rock climbing and surfing sessions. Discussion and recommendations follow.




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