Our Commitment to Camp Research You Can Use

Camp research is only as good as its use in summer camp. Learn how to use the five-year impact study early findings to improve your camp.

Why Making Friends Is One of the Most Important Things That Happens at Summer Camp

Summer camp helps kids to improve their social skills, build friendships, practice cooperation, and feel as though they belong.

What I Learned about Camp Research at ACA National Conference

Camp research trends include focus on acquiring equity, staff-camper interactions, and critical learning moments for campers.

Repetition, Repetition, Repetition: One Reason Camp Is a Unique Professional Experience

Summer camp jobs can teach camp staff important lessons, such as how to fail and bounce back — an important professional development skill.

The Process of Interviewing Prospective Staff

The interview process for summer camp jobs can help weed out prospective staff who won't meet expectations.

Four Ways to Promote Thankful Hearts at Camp

What does being thankful have to do with going to camp? Everything! Thankful hearts are open hearts, and being open to adventure is the attitude we have about camp. 

All Camp Is Impactful, but the More You Go, the More You Grow

A brand-new article on the impact of summer camp was recently published in the Journal of Leisure Research on the lasting impacts of camp experiences. 

What You Don’t Know Can’t Help You: The Value of Asking Your Staff

Staff feedback is vital to running a successful summer camp. Your staff are the only ones with the answers to these questions, so if you want to know the answers . . . ask them. 

What's Happening in Phase 3 of the Camp Impact Study

In this Research 360 blog post, Victoria Povilaitis discusses what's going on in phase three of the summer camp impact study.

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