Barretstown Program Impact Research
Barretstown will look after the physical and emotional well-being of an ill child by creating a carefree and safe, medically supported environment where they can make new friends, share experiences – and continue their treatment if they need to.
The Barretstown programme is endorsed by leading medical professionals and has become internationally recognised as having a profound and positive impact on the lives of children with serious illness.
An on-going study by the Yale School of Medicine that began in 2010 has included interviews of hundreds of campers and their parents. Results to date provide scientific support to what we’ve seen for years – that our camps do more than just give kids a great week, they have a lasting impact. Our camps encourage and enable children to reach beyond the barriers of their illness to make important connections that foster resilience and support their growth.
Some of the key take a ways from the study are as follows: