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October 18, 2016

Hello and happy fall from the ACA Research Team!  With the change in seasons comes an exciting time for Research 360 as we launch ACA’s 5-year research project, the outer circle of ACA’s new strategic direction focused on research and evaluation... Read More

October 4, 2016

If you’ve been following these posts you might be familiar with the two facets of Research 360:  ACA’s new full circle approach to research and evaluation. Quick review:  we have the outer circle, which represents the 360 degree process that ACA’... Read More

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September 27, 2016

Camp professionals often ask what they might do to more effectively respond to staff and camper mental, emotional and social health (MESH) needs. This often arises from a desire to be as inclusive as possible while also recognizing that most... Read More

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September 20, 2016

Hello camp researchers and evaluators! Welcome again to Research 360: ACA’s new full circle approach to research and evaluation. I promised in last week’s post that I would dive deeper into ACA’s 5-year research project, which is one element of... Read More

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September 6, 2016

Greetings once again from the ACA Research Team!  Two weeks ago I compared research and evaluation in the first of a series of Research 360 blog posts.  In that post I described ACA’s new strategic aim focused on research and evaluation, an... Read More

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August 23, 2016

During the October 2015 meeting of the ACA Board of Directors two areas of strategic focus were proposed and adopted by the board; accreditation and research. It’s been exciting to see that through a strong staff and volunteer partnership both... Read More

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August 16, 2016

Greetings from the ACA Research Team!  As you might have heard, ACA has identified research as one of its strategic priorities for the next 5 years. This is exciting news for camp professionals because it promises new data, recognition, and... Read More

June 21, 2016

As staffers, parents and kids prepare for another memorable summer at camp, there is one important detail that must not escape our attention - doing everything possible to ensure that children are protected from the blacklegged ticks that... Read More