Tools for Evaluating Participants and Programs

At ACA, we believe that the value and visibility of the camp industry depends largely on the extent to which our camps are evaluating their campers, staff, programs, and operations, and using what they learn through their evaluations to strive for continuous program improvement. Explore ACA’s measurement tools and evaluation support services, as well as other youth outcomes and program quality assessment resources.

 

Tools for Measuring Youth Development Outcomes

Research-based set of camper surveys built to measure outcomes such as responsibility, friendship skills, and problem solving confidence.  Twelve outcomes in total, available in three different versions, and national norms for benchmarking and program improvement.

 

Tools for Assessing Camp Program Quality

Created in partnership with the Weikert Center for Youth Program Quality, the Camp Program Quality Assessment Tools are research-based and easy to implement. Click here to download one or both tools and explore resources to help you assess program quality at camp.

 

Other Evaluation Tools and Evaluation-Related Educational Resources

Check out the ever-growing list of tools and resources we’ve built to support a wide variety of evaluation needs and methods (includes links to non-ACA vendors).