Camp Research Symposiums

Every year the ACA National Research Forum (held as a part of the ACA National Conference) is an opportunity to share peer-reviewed research presented by scholars from a variety of fields about aspects of the camp experience. These presentations are compiled into an annual book of abstracts that includes the contact information for the researcher.  Also presented at the Forum each year is the research conducted by the winner of the Marge Scanlin Outstanding Student Research award.

Question about the research presented in the Books of Abstracts should be directed to the researcher associated with the abstract; questions about the ACA National Research Forum or the Marge Scanlin Outstanding Student Research Award can be sent to