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https://www.acacamps.org/resources/camp-program-quality-assessment-c-pqa

Camp Program Quality Assessment (C-PQA)

Camp Program Quality Assessment (CPQA) (short form) For camps interested in taking a "baby step" toward assessing the quality of their programs and their contribution to youth development, the...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/brains-emerging-adults-risk-taking-consequences-camps

The Brains of Emerging Adults, Risk Taking, and the Consequences for Camps

Risk management in the camp profession often means rigorous tests of equipment, detailed training for staff, and preventative measures to eliminate risk. Yet, we often fail to take into account the...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/medical-marijuana-current-issues-camps

Medical Marijuana: Current Issues for Camps

Introduction A call recently came into the American Camp Association (ACA) Crisis Hotline from a member camp: Three adults attended a family camp and brought medical marijuana with them. Upon...

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/events-education/online-learning/online-course/effective-supervision-skills-senior-staff

Effective Supervision Skills for Senior Staff

This course covers the essential skill areas and best practices of the most effective supervisors at camp. Through this one-hour course, you will learn: The four most commonly made mistakes of...

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/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....

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/twenty-tips-20-something-supervisor

Twenty Tips for the 20-Something Supervisor

Being in that very first supervisory role is hard for everyone — regardless of age. For younger supervisors there are added challenges in building credibility and gaining the respect of others — it’s...