About the Lab
The Garst Out-of-School Time Lab at Clemson University is a research group that conducts social science research exploring questions associated with out-of-school time (OST) youth development programs and settings. Specifically, the lab is currently studying:
- impact of summer camp experiences on social-emotional, cognitive, and health outcomes in youth,
- influence of parental anxiety and overparenting within the context of youth development programs,
- relationship between program provider intention toward outcomes and received outcomes in youth,
- program implementation factors that contribute to positive youth development outcomes.
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