Bibliographies of Camp-related Research
ACA Scholarly publications bibliography  (written by ACA staff and collaborators - updated March 2014)
Choose bibliography topic from the list below. All topics are in MS Word format (some updating in process).
- Youth Development 
- Bullying 
- Camp-Based Research Articles (archived-older)
- Camp Theses (archived-older)
- Camp Dissertations  (2000-2012)
- Disability - Therapeutic Camps  (also annotated bib ) (updated September, 2012)
- Environmental Education 
- Program Quality and Staffing Practices  (New 2013)
- Spirituality 
- Staff Training 
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Anshel, M. H., Muller, D. & Owens, V.L.
Effect of a Sports Camp Experience on the Multidimensional Self-Concepts of Boys 
High-Level Wellness at Camp 
Baker, Lester James
Impact of the Onset of Puberty on Self Image and Behavior 
Belknap, Richards, and Belknap
Parental feedback in the evaluation of a camp for disadvantages children: The Camp Limberlost project. 
Brandt, G., Maschoff, T., & Chandler, N.S.
A Residential Camp Experience as an Approach to Adolescent Weight Management 
Bredemeier, B.J., Weiss, M.R., Shields, D.L., & Shewchuck, R.M.
Promoting Moral Growth in a Summer Sport Camp: The Implementation of Theoretically Grounded Instructional Strategies 
Butterfield, G.B. and Woods, R.
Self Actualization and Improvement in Tennis Skills at Summer Camps for Adolescents 
Carlson, J.E. and Baumgartner, D.
The Effects of Natural Resource Camps on Youths 
Chenery, Mary Faeth
Psychological and Situational Variables in the Summer Camp Setting 
A Sampler of Qualitative Research in Organized Camping 
Chesner, Stuart Perry.
Children's Cognitions Pertaining to Developmental Issues and Adjustment at Summer Camp 
Cox, James C. -Editor.
Proceedings of a Symposium on Year-Round School 
Crompton, J.L. and Sellar, S.
Do Outdoor Education Experiences Contribute to Positive Development in the Affective Domain 
Crume, C. and Lang, G.
An Analysis of the Camp Wallace, Camp Currie, and Camp Webb Studies: The Dimensions of Self-concept and Wilderness Anxiety Among Fifth and Sixth Grade Campers Attending a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Camp 
Dana, R.H. and Cocking, R.R.
The Effects of Summer Camp Experience on Male Adolescent Diabetics 
Enhancing Life Options for Low Income African-American Children 
Dickerson, Laverne Thornton.
The Relationship of the Youth Conservation Corps Experience to Selected Dimensions of Adolescents' Self-Concept 
Efficacy of a Summer Day Camp Program Intervention on Social Skills 
Dilley, Allen Lyle.
The Effect of Summer Band Camp Experience on Selected Aspects of Musical Competency 
Dorian, A.E., & Chambliss, C.
The Effects of Camp Experience on Self Esteem 
Dresner, M., & Gill, M.
Environmental Education at Summer Nature Camp 
Duke, M., and others.
Effects of Sports Fitness Camp Experience on Locus of Control Orientation in Children, Ages 6-14 
Edwards, Cynthia Allen.
Leadership, Social Networks and Personal Attributes in School Age Girls 
Elicker, James Gerald.
Individual Differences in Thinking About Self and Peers in Preadolescence 
Englund, Michelle Marie.
The Contribution of Family and Peer Relationships to the Development of Social Competence in Adolescence 
The effects of a summer camp arithmetic enrichment program 
Evans, Piromrak Karnsaway.
Self Esteem of Young Children in a Camp Situation 
An Experimental Study of Conformity Behavior as a Small Group Phenomenon 
Feldman, R.A., Wodarski, J.S., and Flax, N.
Antisocial Children in a Summer Camp Environment: A Time-Sampling Study 
Fichman, L., Koestner, R., & Zuroff, D.G.
Dependency and Distress at Summer Camp 
Flynn, T.M., & Beasleym J.
An Experimental Study of the Effects of Competition on the Self-Concept 
Fry, Lincoln Jacob.
An Evaluation of Mississippi State University's Summer Scholar Program 
Gans, Cheryl F.
Spirituality in Organized Camping 
Gerrard, J., & Heins, T.
Evaluating Summer Camps 1979: Problems of Measuring Behavior Change in Children 
Grayson, Randall C.
Self Esteem Change and a Summer Camp Experience 
Hanna, N.A., & Berndt, T.
Relations Between Friendship, Group Acceptance, and Evaluations of Summer Camp 
Hanna, Nancy Arlene.
Predictors of Peer Relationships and Adaption to Summer Camp 
Hazelworth, M.S., Wilson, B.E.
The Effects of an Outdoor Adventure Camp Experience on Self-Concept 
A Summer Day Camp to Develop Cultural Esteem in Youth and Staff 
Hung, D.W. and Thelander, M J.
Summer camp treatment program for autistic children 
Huston, A.C., Carpenter, C.J., Atwater, J.B., & Johnson, L.M.
Gender, Adult Structuring of Activities and Social Behavior in Middle Childhood 
Hwalek, Melanie and Margaret E. Minnick.
Girls, Families and Communities Grow Through Girl Scouting 
Iada, M., Imura, H., & van der Smissen, B.
The Impact of Short-Term Adventure Camp on Self-Concept and Anxiety in Japanese Early Adolescents 
Keller, H. R., et-al.
Interrelationships Among Decentering and Behavioral Ratings in a Therapeutic Camp Setting 
Kishton, J.M., & Dixon, A.C.
Self Perception Changes Among Sports Camp Participants 
Kurtz, G. Brian.
Personality Enhancement and the Summer Camp Experience 
Leffert, Nancy and Rabbi Hayim Herring.
Shema: Listening to Jewish Youth 
McAvoy, Leo H. et al -Editors.
Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Third Research Symposium Proceedings 
McDonough, H., and others.
Camping and its Relationship to Other Social Institutions in the Future 
A Comparative Study of Children in a Summer Day Camp for Sensory Motor Development 
Encouraging the Dancing Eyes of Children 
Myers, Carol Smith.
The Influence of the Tent Counselor on the Creativity of Children in a Residential Camp 
O'Halloran, Paul David.
Social Skills Intervention in a Residential Summer Camp Setting for Children with Learning Disabilities 
Portnoy, S., Halpern, P.D., & Linblad, M.
A Comprehensive Cognitively and Affectively Enriched Summer Day Camp for Inner-City Children 
Christian Education and Nurture: The August 1992 Presbyterian Panel 
Rawson, H.E. and McIntosh, D.
Does Camping Really Lead to Changes in Self-Esteem? 
Ritter, D. and Mock, T.
Carryover Effects of a Summer Therapeutic Daycamp Program on Children's Classroom Behavior: A One-year Follow-up 
The Influence of a Special Camp Program for Obese Boys on Weight Loss, Self Concept and Body Image 
Ross, D.M. and Driver, B.L.
Benefits of Residential and Nonresidential Youth Summer Camps 
Rubinstein, Ruth Peles.
A Comparison of Self Esteem, Anxiety and Use of Health Services in Two Social Environments 
Changes in Self-Esteem and Anxiety in Competitive and Noncompetitive Camps 
Santos-Ortiz, Maria del Carmen.
Impact of the Verna Summer Camp on the State-Trait Anxiety, Asthma Knowledge and Self Concept in a Group of Puerto Rican Asthmatic Children 
Adjustment of Educable Mentally Retarded Children in Integrated and Segregated Residential Summer Camp Settings and Attitudes of Normal Children and Camp Staff Members Toward Educable Mentally Retarded Children 
The Educational Effectiveness of the Traveling School Camp 
Sherman, Barbara Springs.
An Investigation into the Relationship Between Role Taking and Aggression in Elementary School Age Children 
Sheskin, Ira M.
The Blue Star Impact: Evaluating 50 Years of Blue Star's Mission 
Southam, M., Kirkley, B., Murchison, A., and Berkowitz, R.
A Summer Day Camp Approach to Adolescent Weight Loss 
Thomases, D., Larson, C, and Powers, J.
Impact of a Preschool Residential Camp Program on School Readiness Skills 
Unkovic, C.M., Brown, W.R., & Mierswa, C.G.
Counterattack on Juvenile Delinquency: A Configurational Approach 
Ward, Dover, Porter, and Schumaker.
Carryover effects of a summer therapeutic daycamp program on children's classroom behavior: A one-year follow-up 
Warder, Donald Scott.
Self Concepts and Activity Preference of Participants of Seven Organized Summer Outdoor Residential Camps 
Wealand, C. William.
Camper Attitude Assessment: An Evaluation of Outdoor Ministries 
The Effects of High Adventure Activities on Adolescent Self-concept