Research 360

Read the latest blog posts on ACA's strategic focus in research.

March 13, 2018

In fall 2015, our organization, Challenge Success, launched a research-practice partnership with three northern California camps.  These camps believed deeply — like many of you — that summer camp provides kids with long-term benefits and... Read More

February 27, 2018

In the latest Research 360 blog post, ACA Research Assistant Victoria Povilaitis shares highlights from several research sessions that were held at the ACA National Conference

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! 

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. 

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

December 12, 2017

I’m going to offer something that is in the spirit of the holiday season - gifts to help your evaluations!

November 28, 2017

Hi everybody! Thanks for joining me again for Part 2 of the summary of the Forum for Youth Investment webinar on social belonging for youth success. In Part 1, we discussed what social belonging is and why it’s important for youth to feel a sense... Read More