Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound. A great way to learn about and connect with nature

Authors: Jen Baillie and Jeff Willis

Children have been immersing themselves in nature through summer camps in Canada for over a century. A traditional Canadian camp experience has a profound effect on children’s ability to connect to nature, build independence, foster social relationships and develop a much deeper understanding of the environment.

Nature calms the brain and heals the body

For the most part, our brains didn't evolve in cities. But in a few decades, almost 70 per cent of the world's people will live in urban environments. Despite the prosperity we associate with cities, urbanization presents a major health challenge. Cities, with their accelerated pace of life, can be stressful. The results are seen in the brains and behaviour of those raised in cities or currently living in one.