https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/what-camp-staff-can-do-help-children-excerpt-homesick-happyWhat Camp Staff Can Do to Help Children: An Excerpt from Homesick and Happy
Dear Colleagues, When I sat down to write my new book, Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow, I wanted to answer three questions: 1) Why is it...
https://www.acacamps.org/parents-families/planning-camp/coping-homesickness-campCoping with Homesickness at Camp
The prescription for homesickness at summer camp is a simple solution of preparation and patience.
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/research-reports-summaries-data-mapsResearch Reports, Summaries, Data, and Maps
All the data from all the research.
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/events-education/online-learning/online-course/designing-quality-youth-programsDesigning 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/article/parents/new-thinking-needed-helping-kids-avoid-or-cope-homesicknessNew Thinking Needed on Helping Kids Avoid or Cope with Homesickness
ANN ARBOR, MI 2010 — A new report urges parents and children's doctors to change their thinking about homesickness among children, to see it as a nearly universal but highly preventable and treatable...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/sample-size-what-it-what-it-notSample Size: What It Is and What It Is Not
In the latest Research 360 blog post, ACA's Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne explore the concept of sample size and how to use that understanding to better interpret survey findings.
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/program-quality-camp-interview-director-mountain-campProgram Quality at Camp: An Interview with the Director of Mountain Camp
What is program quality at summer camp? Is it really worth it? ACA research assistant Rob Warner shares some highlights from his interview with Don Whipple from Mountain Camp.