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December 6, 2016
As we tackle mental, emotional, and social health (MESH) issues in our programs, we must use every tool possible to help the struggling person. Sometimes, the most powerful tool can be the partnerships that we form with our parents. When strong,... Read More
November 29, 2016
Hello Camp Evaluators!
In the last Research 360 post, I offered a quality assessment versus outcomes measurement smackdown in order to demonstrate that one is not better than the other: both are critical to telling a complete story about... Read More
November 28, 2016
During the holiday season, it is important for families, friends, and communities to come together to help others when and how they can. That is what Giving Tuesday — the Tuesday following Thanksgiving — is all about: Giving back to and... Read More
November 21, 2016
On Thursday, November 17, the American Camp Association (ACA) was honored to participate in a White House meeting on opportunities for youth to experience the outdoors in collaboration with the Outdoors Alliance for Kids.
November 17, 2016
Hello Camp Directors! November is a big month for ACA! We've been thinking about ways we can help you with staff development for the coming year.
November 15, 2016
If you've been following this blog you know that the Research 360 goal is to build camp evaluation capacity. Thus far I've described what this means and why it is important, and in the most recent post I suggested that camp evaluation capacity is... Read More
November 10, 2016
What does "transgender" mean? Transgender or trans* are umbrella terms referring to all of the diverse identities in the gender spectrum.
November 8, 2016
Nestled on the banks of the Guadalupe River, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, is Mo-Ranch. A summer camp, conference center, and oasis of beauty. I imagine we could all describe our sites using similar words. Like you we offer swimming,... Read More