Results of the 2019 Spring Snapshot Survey

Hello camp pros!

About two weeks ago we emailed a survey to the primary contacts for nearly 2,550 ACA member camps asking them to voluntarily and anonymously complete our 2019 Spring Snapshot Survey. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight into spring enrollment, staffing, and program planning. We asked:

Measles Update for the 2019 Summer Camp Season

Learn more about measles, immunizations, and how to prepare for a potential measles outbreak at summer camp.

Sample Size: What It Is and What It Is Not

In the latest Research 360 blog post, ACA's Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne explore the concept of sample size and how to use that understanding to better interpret survey findings.

Why Teens Need Summer Camp More Than Ever

Being at camp gives me this sense of belonging that I’ve never felt anywhere else. I know that I can be myself and that my cabin mates will love me for who I am, and I’ve brought that to my life outside of camp.-Hannah

Outside Camp Customers and Inside Camp Customers

Camp owners always remember their outside customers (camp parents and campers), but inside customers (camp staff) are just as important.

Overcome Common Barriers to Making Your Camp Staff Feel Valued

Ah, the annual review at work. Or, in our camp settings, the end-of-session/summer evaluation. What a wonderful time for me, as a supervisor, to finally tell a staff member how I think they generally did for the entire time period prior to the evaluation (at least based on the few times I saw them in action and what I heard from others). Finally, a chance to tell this staff member that even though they were never Counselor of the Week or an All-Camp Event Team Captain, they did some things well.

Volunteering with ACA: Local Council of Leaders Life

Being an ACA volunteer allows you to improve your professional development and summer camp knowledge.

Volunteering with ACA: Visitor Life

Being an ACA Volunteer can improve your professional development skills and broaden your summer camp knowledge.

How to Host a Facebook Fundraiser for ACA

Learn how to host a Facebook fundraiser for the American Camp Association in four easy steps.