https://www.acacamps.org/blog/summer-camp-unique-environment-social-emotional-learningSummer 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-learningHappy 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-checklistIntroducing 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-developmentProgram 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-studyThree 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-studyFindings 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-conferenceWhat 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-useOur 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-researchThe 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.