Barry A. Garst, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Clemson University, where he teaches in the bachelors and master's degree Youth Development Leadership programs in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. 





Dr. Garst's research and professional interests focus on positive youth development in out-of-school time (OST) programs and settings. A nationally recognized researcher and scholar in the area of summer camp experiences, his scholarship has also examined how human contact with nature transforms youth and families.

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Clemson University

Clemson, SC 29634