Participant encourages peer participation in outdoor activities.
Measurement of Outcomes Outcomes will be measured utilizing a detailed post-program on-line evaluation survey to be completed by each participant and each parent. Surveys will also be available off-line for those who request it. Questions on the evaluation form will not only cover program content and quality, but will revolve around the achievement of the desired outcomes. A separate evaluation will be completed by camp staff and volunteers on their assessment of outcome achievement for children ages 13-18. Additionally, a focus group of teens who attend camp will be conducted on the final day of the program.
These evaluations will be carefully reviewed by agency staff and a culminating camp report will be generated outlining success, challenges, and recommendations for future Bearskin Meadow Camp programs serving this age range.
As always, the Diabetic Youth Foundation is committed to running intentional programs that do not just temporarily impact our participants but change their growth and development imparting skills that last a lifetime. Based on feedback given on the survey, the teen focus group, by staff and volunteers, and through an objective assessment of our own programs, changes for the following camp season will be made. Additionally, feedback will be used to help shape of our multiple outdoor-based year-round programs pre-2010.