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January 17, 2017

Hello colleagues! Yesterday was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and a day that holds a lot of meaning for our country, our communities, and our work at camp. But this day seems to hold particular meaning this year as our nation faces... Read More

January 9, 2017

Like many camps that are hiring college-aged staff to work during the summer, over the past few years I have noticed an increase in staff that are being treated for (or have recently been treated for) anxiety. According to the American College... Read More

January 3, 2017

Happy New Year, Camp Evaluators! The year 2017 brings a lot of excitement for ACA’s Research 360 efforts, for both local camp evaluation and the 5-Year Impact Study. For local camps (the inside of the Research 360 circle), we will expand our... Read More

December 20, 2016

As the holiday season approaches, we at the American Camp Association (ACA) realize we have many reasons to be grateful.

In the camp world, there are so many people who make an impact, and we are thankful for all of you.

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December 12, 2016

Greetings camp evaluators! If you are anything like me, this post will find you cold, busy, and not at all interested in complex information. ‘Tis the season, it seems.

With that in mind, I offer timely and simple survey tricks you can... Read More

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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

Giving Tuesday
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

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