Outcomes Measures for Different Programs

ACA's outcomes scales can be combined to measure larger social issues such as learning, leadership, and so on.  Want to show that your campers are becoming leaders? 21st Century learners? Outdoor Adventurers? The ACA Youth Outcomes Battery can help you collect the information you need to make these statements!  Here are some examples of popular ways to bundle the ACA Youth Outcome measures to address larger societal issues:
 

Leadership Skills

  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving confidence
  • Independence
  • Responsibility

21st Century Learning Skills read more

  • Problem-solving Confidence
  • Interest in Exploration
  • Teamwork
  • (also could consider Friendship skills)

Global Citizenship Skills

  • Friendship skills
  • Teamwork
  • Interest in Exploration
  • Problem-solving confidence

Nature and Spiritual Development

  • Spiritual Well-Being
  • Affinity for Nature
  • Interest in Exploration

Outdoor Adventure-Program Related Skills

  • Teamwork
  • Interest in Exploration
  • Problem-solving confidence
  • Affinity for Nature

ACA has other youth outcomes resources that will help you train your staff (Creating Positive Youth Outcomes workbook and online course), analyze your data (free Excel-based data analysis tool), and compare your camp’s results to established national norms for the various outcomes scales. For more information on these resources, go to Youth Development Outcomes Resources and Help Your Camp Achieve Positive Youth Outcomes.

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