Moment #43: Focus on youth development . . .

Posted: November 02, 2011

In 1997, there was a resurgence of emphasis on youth development outcomes of the camp experience.

In the mid 1990s, the Search Institute began providing results of research in schools on child and adolescent development, risk prevention, and resiliency based on a framework of four developed assets, which are positive experiences, relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to grow up to be healthy, caring, and responsible adults.

ACA provides meaningful and applicable research about the camp experience, and even offers outcomes measurement tools to help camps improve the quality of the camp experience.  

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