https://www.acacamps.org/resources/how-start-campHow to Start A Camp
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https://www.acacamps.org/resources/laws-regulations-affecting-your-campLaws and Regulations Affecting Your Camp
Federal, State, County, Municipal Regulations and Taxes There are a number of regulations and taxes that apply to the camp industry. These will vary by state or local governmental bodies. It may...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/designing-your-programs-best-enhance-camp-experienceDesigning Your Programs to Best Enhance the Camp Experience
Top Tips for Camps Intentionally select program activities that provide one or more of the youth-development supports (supportive relationships, safety, youth involvement, skill building)....
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/role-skill-buildingThe Role of Skill Building
Building Camps That Care About Kids — Third in a Series of Four Articles Maybe Walt Whitman was on to something. When we think of the very best ways to help young people grow into...
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.
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/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/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.