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CARE members from far left:  Mary Rogers, Cass Morgan, Tom Akiva, Scott Brody, Marianne Bird, and ACA Staff Laurie Browne
April 11, 2017

Hello Camp Evaluators! Spring is a busy time for camp people — with the ACA National Conference, several major regional conferences, and annual camp preparations, it is hard to believe camp people can find time to volunteer for ACA. But indeed,... Read More

April 3, 2017

Last month, the American Camp Association began a staggered rollout of our new cloud-based online community, ACA Connect.

March 29, 2017

Listen to the second episode of CampWire as our Director of Research, Laurie Browne, discusses #Research360 and the future of ACA research. Stream the episode below or subscribe on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/campwire/... Read More

March 28, 2017

Hello Camp Evaluators!  In my last post, I wrote about ACA’s Impact Study and some of the things we are learning as we launch Phase 1.  What I didn’t share is a second exciting ACA research project — this one focused on leadership development... Read More

March 14, 2017

Hello Camp Evaluators!

If you are new to the Research 360 blog, you’ll see that our posts fall into three main categories: camp evaluation tips and tricks, creating powerful charts and reports, and updates on ACA’s 5-Year Impact Study.... Read More

March 6, 2017

In honor of National Craft Month in March, Amy Liikala shares her camp crafting memories and what skills she learned from crafting at camp. 

When you think back to your own youth camping days, what brings the biggest smile to your face?... Read More

February 28, 2017

Greetings Camp Evaluators! I’m so excited to have another guest author for our Research 360 Blog, this time to tell you about some non-survey approaches to gathering evaluation data from youth. So read on for some fun additions to your evaluation... Read More

Photo courtesy of Cheley Colorado Camps
February 21, 2017

In honor of National Sticky Bun Day on February 21, Jeff Cheley of Cheley Colorado Camps discusses the camp’s famous cinnamon rolls and why mealtime at camp is so important.

Last summer, I was walking through camp about 9:00 p.m. one... Read More

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