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February 13, 2018

Camp is a fantastic place for growth and development, not only of campers but young staff too. The skills they learn while working in this context prepare them for college, career, and life! 

February 6, 2018

I am a camp guy. I spent 10 summers growing up at various overnight camps as a camper, counselor, dishwasher, and unit head. As ACA research has shown, these experiences provided me with some of my best friends (including my brother-in-law),... Read More

January 29, 2018

Laurie Browne, PhD, discusses what happened during the first phase of the 5-Year Impact Study and what will happen next during Phases 2 and 3. 

Episode 6
January 23, 2018

In the sixth episode of CampWire, the American Camp Association's podcast, meet the winners of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. 

January 22, 2018

The wonder of a child — it’s something we strive for in adulthood. Imagination, amazement, and the simple appreciation for life’s little treasures: the gold spray of sunlight through a window, or the taste of cool rain on your tongue. Kids are... Read More

January 12, 2018

A total lunar eclipse can be an eerie sight, as the moon grows dark and red. While each year features at least two lunar eclipses, many are partial or penumbral eclipses in which the moon only grows slightly darker. The early morning of January... Read More

January 9, 2018

The 5-Year Impact Study's recent expansion focuses on if and how camp staff experiences prepare emerging adults for college, career, and life success.

January 2, 2018

Greetings camp evaluators, and Happy New Year! The year 2018 brings with it a chance to try things or look at things you are currently doing with a fresh set of eyes. Yes, of course, I am talking about evaluation, which can include anything you... Read More

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