Effective Camp Research Project

Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp is honored to announce that we have received a grant  from the Effective Camp Research Project/Siebert Foundation. The grant will support a unique research project at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp this summer. The purpose of the research is to demonstrate the impact of a one week camp experience on campers ages 10-17.

The Effective Camp Research Project is the first ever research team to empirically study the impact of religious camps.  In receiving this grant Fortune Lake is on the cutting edge of these new discoveries nationwide.  “Our team has great respect for Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp and their leader, Rev Tracy Polzin.  It will be exciting to measure, empirically, how this organization is making a difference in the lives of their campers,” said researcher Dr. Paul Hill.  “Offering this scholarship to Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp gives our research team more data to not only evaluate FLLC, but to compare their scores with other camps,” added fellow researcher Dr. Jake Sorenson.

The research will be done this summer and evaluated throughout the fall and early winter.  “We already have great stories of campers lives being changed, now we will be able to further understand how that change happens, and how we can improve our ministry,” commented camp director, Tracy Polzin.

The Effective Camp Research Project has been generously funded by the Siebert Foundation in Milwaukee, WI for the past two years.  The results of their work can be found at www.effectivecamp.com.