Camp Wildwood Outcomes and Insights

Environmental Literacy and Social-Emotional Outcomes

At the end of camp,

Camp Insights:

Our parents and campers also let us know what they liked and how we can make camp better. Here’s what we learned:

Campers Liked
Campers AND Parents Liked
Parents Liked

Preparation, Feedback, Action!

We’re making the following changes based on camper and parent feedback:

About the Survey Data:

In 2023, Wildwood served 625 camper weeks, and asked campers to complete a paper survey on the last day of each camp session (Friday). Of the surveys received, 385 were legible. To measure the impact of camp and campers’ experience for different groups, surveys were matched to camp rosters and were subsequently anonymized.

The surveys were analyzed for camper growth in five areas: environmental literacy (particularly wanting to be outside and feeling connected to nature); responsible decision-making; self-management (being aware of and processing one’s emotions in a healthy way); relationship skills (conflict resolution, feeling connected to others); and social awareness (empathizing with others and reacting accordingly).


To read about the survey results and demographics in more depth, visit our Upmetrics dashboard.

map of where campers live by county

The majority of campers live in Jackson County, MO (36%), Johnson County, KS (25%), or Wyandotte County, KS (8%).

Approximately 5% of campers live in Clay, Douglas, and Miami/Linn counties, respectively.

1-3% of campers live in Platte, Clay, and other KS and MO counties.

About Parent Surveys

In 2023, Wildwood added incentives to increase parent survey completion. 4 random survey-takers received a digital $50 Quik Trip gift card. In total, 117 adults participated in feedback about Camp Wildwood.