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https://www.acacamps.org/blog/research-360-quality-vs-outcomes-smackdown

Research 360: The Quality vs. Outcomes Smackdown

If you've been following this blog you know that the Research 360 goal is to build camp evaluation capacity. Thus far I've described what...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/summer-camp-unique-environment-social-emotional-learning

Summer Camp: A Unique Environment for Social and Emotional Learning

As an education research organization affiliated with the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, we thought it was an exciting opportunity to investigate camp as a unique learning...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/happy-campers-how-camp-relationships-promote-social-emotional-learning

Happy Campers: How Camp Relationships Promote Social and Emotional Learning

Young people are diverse and dynamic, and they have myriad pathways to success. Unfortunately, youth development research often highlights watered-down averages of sample sets that offer limited...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/introducing-new-free-friend-camp-program-quality-staff-checklist

Introducing a New (and Free!) Friend: The Camp Program Quality Staff Checklist

Before I get started, I have a confession: I lied. I said in the title that in this post I was going to introduce you to a new friend, but that’s not entirely true. The Camp Program Quality Staff...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/program-quality-matters-youth-development

Program Quality Matters for Youth Development

Greetings camp evaluators! Congratulations on making it to the end (or very nearly the end) of your summer season. I am so excited to present the following guest post for this week’s Research 360...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/three-lessons-learned-year-2-acas-impact-study

Three Lessons Learned from Year 2 of ACA's Impact Study

In the latest Research 360 blog, Laurie Browne, PhD, shares some things we’ve learned this year from the Impact Study, starting with a throwback to what we said we were learning in Year 1....

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/findings-phase-2-acas-camper-impact-study

Findings from Phase 2 of ACA's Camper Impact Study

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

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/what-i-learned-about-camp-research-aca-national-conference

What I Learned about Camp Research at ACA National Conference

Camp research trends include focus on acquiring equity, staff-camper interactions, and critical learning moments for campers.

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/our-commitment-camp-research-you-can-use

Our Commitment to Camp Research You Can Use

Camp research is only as good as its use in summer camp. Learn how to use the five-year impact study early findings to improve your camp.

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/future-camp-research

The Future of Camp Research

In this blog, Jessie Dickerson describes how camp researchers and camp professionals came together at the 2019 ACA National Conference to envision a future for camp research.