nteresting data from various studies examining the effects of different camps on the social development of youths are featured here. Note that some of the studies are available in French only.

Youth Development Outcomes of the Camp Experience: Evidence for Multidimensional Growth
Christopher A. Thurber, Marge M. Scanlin, Leslie Scheuler and Karla A. Henderson
http://www.campspirit.com/docs/journal/Thurber--Youth_and_Adoles.pdf

Centre de vacances, colonies de vacances... Perception et attentes des parents
l’Observatoire des Vacances et des Loisirs des Enfants et des Jeunes en France
http://colonies-vacances.over-blog.com/0-categorie-429162.html