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.

camper wearing life jacket in lake
May 25, 2021

I worked for years at camp, in a variety of positions, not because I was focused on my career, but because of the feeling I got doing the work. I enjoyed it. I was happy. But at the time, I could not articulate how camp was preparing me for “the... Read More