“It seems it is not enough just to get out and do something—it is important to get out and do something that is unfamiliar and mentally challenging, and that provides broad stimulation mentally and socially,” says psychological scientist and lead researcher Denise Park of the University of Texas at Dallas. “When you are inside your comfort zone you may be outside of the enhancement zone.”

The Streamside experience is more than just getting kids out of the city to experience nature and the out of doors.  It is more than just having fun and teaching the Bible.  One week of camp can make a profound difference in the lives of young people.  Consider these important measurable outcomes that we have been tracking ….

First Time Experiences:    133 campers were new to Streamside in 2017

Skill Development:    7 out of 10 campers learned a new skill this summer

Social Development:    249 campers (that’s 89%) made a new friend

Spiritual Development:  6 out of 10 campers came to understand something new about the character of God and 114 (that’s 41%) made a meaningful spiritual decision