The lab's projects involve a diverse group faculty, students, and organizational collaborators.
Dr. Ryan J. Gagnon, Clemson University
Dr. William Quinn, Clemson University
Dr. Ed Bowers, Clemson University
Dr. Harrison Pinkney, Clemson University
Dr. Larry Allen, Clemson University
Dr. Garrett Stone, Vancouver Island University
Leslie Conrad, Clemson University
Dr. Anja Whittingon, Radford University
Lisa Olsen, M.S. is a Ph.D. student whose interest in year-round school and summer learning is being applied to data on parent perceptions of year-round school.
Kayla Weston is a Ph.D. student whose background as a veteran naval officer is bringing a unique military perspective to a 2-year Boys and Girls Clubs of America Teen Ambassador Evaluation project. Kayla is also supporting work looking at the impact of youth development degree programs on organizations and communities.
Ali Dubin is a Ph.D. student who synthesized camp-related injury and illness research to better serve camp healthcare providers in cooperation the Association of Camp Nurses. She is now assisting with a study exploring fatigue within the camp setting.
Current Organizational Collaborators
Association of Camp Nursing (ACN)- A professional nursing organization working toward healthier camp communities by supporting the practice of camp nursing.
Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)- The mission of BGCA is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Maasai-Mara University (MMU)- Located in Narok, Kenya, the vision of MMU is to be a world class university committed to academic excellence for development.
USA Climbing (USAC)- As the national governing body of competition climbing in the United States, USAC promoting three competition disciplines: bouldering, sport and speed climbing.
Youth Learning Institute (YLI)- Part of Clemson University's youth outreach effort, YLI serves 100,000+ youth annually in over 100 programs offered through several leadership centers located across SC
Past Organizational Collaborators
American Camp Association (ACA)- ACA is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.
Children and Nature Network (C&NN)- C&NN is leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership..
Clemson Outdoor Lab (COL)- Clemson University's Outdoor Lab provides residential camp experiences for children, youth and adults with many programs designed for those with disabilities.
North Carolina Youth Camp Association (NCYCA)- NCYCA seeks to strengthen and expand the educational, environmental and recreational opportunities provided by North Carolina’s camps.