The Greater Good Science Center (which, if you can't tell is my go-to source for great learning) published an article on "What Awe Looks Like in the Brain". And let me just say, it's a pretty awesome article (har har).
" In other words, awe may help stop us from ruminating on our problems and daily stressors. Instead, awe seems to pull us out of ourselves and make us feel immersed in our surroundings and the larger world (which may help explain its tendency to inspire generosity and a sense of connection with others). "
I believe camp is awesome, and I think many of our campers and staff do as well. Therefore, let's do a little mind-math:
CAMP = AWESOME.
AWE = LOW STRESS + COMMUNITY.
CAMP= LOW STRESS + SENSE OF COMMUNITY!
Seems like a pretty easy conclusion that the more things we do that inspire awe, the more we are going to feel happier, healthier, and connected.