Blogs

Mother and daughter reviewing test kit
June 21, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a physical and mental health toll on everyone, especially young people. Adolescents and young adults have faced increased anxiety and depression, and parents are eager to get their children back safely to the... Read More

campers riding horses
June 21, 2021

Part three of this Research 360 blog series discusses how to structure summer camp staff training so it can transfer to camp work.

air purifier in a large cabin room
June 14, 2021

The arrival of COVID-19 has pushed indoor air quality into the spotlight like never before. We’re all concerned about who and what we’re sharing the air with. So now that the world is starting to open up, we take a look at some of the measures... Read More

nymph tick on fingertip
June 14, 2021

Of the estimated 476,000 people diagnosed with Lyme and tick-borne diseases in the United States each year, 25 percent of those are kids. That’s a staggering 326 children diagnosed with these debilitating diseases each day! And because children... Read More

Episode #38
June 7, 2021

American Camp Association research associate Victoria Povilaitis sits down with Stephen Gray Wallace, who wears many hats as a school psychologist, adolescent & family counselor, ACA contributor, director of the Center for Adolescent Research... Read More

stock photo of COVID-19 testing swab
June 7, 2021

As vaccinations continue to roll-out across the country, we need to continue to take the preventive measures necessary to keep the virus under control and prevent it from spreading. Testing remains a critical measure and is now available at no... Read More

Screenshot of Toolkit cover
June 7, 2021

The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are eager to partner with camps around the country to improve vaccination rates among staff and campers this summer.

The White House and HHS urge camps to conduct... Read More

kid swimming
June 7, 2021

Part two of this Research 360 blog series covers what competencies summer staff should learn during training and how training effectiveness is influenced by characteristics of camp staff.

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