The American Camp Association (ACA) conducts research in order to learn about participants’ experiences of camp, garner information about the camp industry, develop educational resources, and promote positive youth development. When it is of mutual benefit to ACA and another interested party, such as a graduate student, a professor, another youth development organization, or an academic institution, we partner with those parties. Such collaborations may produce new studies, new analyses of existing data, and new publications.
For more information about ACA's research collaboration process, please review the following documents.
- Collaboration Flowchart (PDF)
- Collaboration Process Description (PDF)
- Collaboration Agreement (PDF)