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Episode 10
May 22, 2018

The ACA professional development team interviews Michael Brandwein for the 10th episode of CampWire. Get some great staff training tips as the summer season begins.

For more info on Michael, visit his website or email him at mail@... Read More

May 22, 2018

Before I get started, I have a confession: I lied. I said in the title that in this post I was going to introduce you to a new friend, but that’s not entirely true. The Camp Program Quality Staff Checklist is not in fact new: it’s been available... Read More

May 18, 2018

The NASA Wavelength site has a list of activities specifically selected for camps!

May 15, 2018

At the 2018 ACA National Conference, our iconic former CEO Peg Smith was presented with the Association’s highest honor — the National Distinguished Service Award.  In her acceptance remarks, Peg complimented camp professionals and summer staff... Read More

May 8, 2018

This blog is about a special double issue of the Journal of Youth Development focused entirely on camp research.

May 8, 2018

This summer is a great time to focus on the planets!

Episode 9
April 24, 2018

In the ninth episode of CampWire, ACA's director of research Laurie Browne talks with another researcher, and longtime camp friend, Jim Sibthorp about ACA's 5-year research study.

April 23, 2018

Young people are diverse and dynamic, and they have myriad pathways to success. Unfortunately, youth development research often highlights watered-down averages of sample sets that offer limited insight and inspiration, in part because they don’t... Read More

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