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2022 National Conference Teams

2022 ACA NC Planning Team Dave Thoensen - Conference Chair Tamarak Day Camp Jane Sanborn - Program Chair Sanborn...

https://www.acacamps.org/research/help-camp-research/2023-aca-research-forum

2023 ACA Research Forum

Please consider sharing your camp-related research at the 2023 Camp Research Forum, held in conjunction with the American Camp Association National Conference, February 21-24, in Orlando,...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/designing-your-programs-best-enhance-camp-experience

Designing 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/events-education/online-learning/online-course/designing-quality-youth-programs

Designing Quality Youth Programs

If you believe your program offers a quality experience for your participants but also think doing even better is ideal, this course is for you. Designing Quality Youth Programs takes you through an...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/tools-assessing-camp-program-quality

Tools for Assessing Camp Program Quality

A quality camp program is one that consistently promotes camper and staff growth and safety over time. 

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/research-reports-summaries-data-maps

Research Reports, Summaries, Data, and Maps

All the data from all the research.

https://www.acacamps.org/conference/app

2022 National Conference App

We are pleased to be able to offer a mobile app to enhance your experience during the 2022 ACA National Conference. 

https://www.acacamps.org/accreditation-process-workshop-2022-aca-national-conference

Accreditation Process Workshop at the 2022 ACA National Conference

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Note: Registration for the Accreditation Process Workshop must be completed separately from the conference.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/fostering-creativity-camp-life

Fostering Creativity at Camp and in Life

An Interview with Scott Barry Kaufman Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, is scientific director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/dont-assume-im-straight-providing-safe-environment-lgbtq-youth-camp

Don't Assume I'm Straight: Providing a Safe Environment for LGBTQ Youth at Camp

Controversy. Dialogue. Differing opinions. Some would say that this is the foundation of enlightened inquiry. This inquiry may be rational, emotion-filled, or obstinate. The choice is yours....