Blogs

campers playing volleyball
February 4, 2019

A brand-new article on the impact of summer camp was recently published in the Journal of Leisure Research on the lasting impacts of camp experiences. 

Campers group painting on canvas
January 28, 2019

Staff feedback is vital to running a successful summer camp. Your staff are the only ones with the answers to these questions, so if you want to know the answers . . . ask them. 

Episode 15
January 28, 2019

In the fifteenth episode of CampWire, meet the five winners of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. These camps will be honored at ACA's National Conference next month in Nashville.

campers canoeing
January 18, 2019

In this Research 360 blog post, Victoria Povilaitis discusses what's going on in phase three of the summer camp impact study.

January 14, 2019

The benefits of summer camp may lead campers to live longer, happier, stress-free lives.

campers playing
December 17, 2018

Learn how to use findings from phase 2 of the American Camp Association's Youth Impact Study.

December 4, 2018

This blog from ACA Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne discusses the key findings from Phase 2 of the Camper and Staff Impact studies. 

Episode 14
November 26, 2018

Tom Schenk has been Director of Technology at ACA for almost 25 years. On this episode, Sam spoke with him about the ways in which technology has changed in his time at ACA, and about some of the tech resources that ACA offers.

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