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Boy sitting with head down
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

ACA President/CEO Tom Rosenberg and Eastern Outreach and Engagement Team Leader Jazmin Albarran at the White House
November 21, 2016

On Thursday, November 17, the American Camp Association (ACA) was honored to participate in a White House meeting on opportunities for youth to experience the outdoors in collaboration with the Outdoors Alliance for Kids.

Free Member November
November 17, 2016

Hello Camp Directors! November is a big month for ACA! We've been thinking about ways we can help you with staff development for the coming year.

November 15, 2016

If you've been following this blog you know that the Research 360 goal is to build camp evaluation capacity. Thus far I've described what this means and why it is important, and in the most recent post I suggested that camp evaluation capacity is... Read More

Camper smiling at camera
November 10, 2016

What does "transgender" mean? Transgender or trans* are umbrella terms referring to all of the diverse identities in the gender spectrum.

Staff at the Kennedy Space Center
November 8, 2016

Nestled on the banks of the Guadalupe River, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, is Mo-Ranch. A summer camp, conference center, and oasis of beauty. I imagine we could all describe our sites using similar words. Like you we offer swimming,... Read More

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