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.
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/youth-outcomes-battery-actionYouth Outcomes Battery in Action
Greetings camp evaluators! I am excited to share a blog written by a member of ACA’s Committee for the...
https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/measuring-outcomes-101-easy-steps-beginnersMeasuring Outcomes 101: Easy Steps for Beginners
ACA’s Youth Outcomes Battery is a set of surveys designed specifically for camp professionals to use to measure camper outcomes. Join us in this webinar to learn about this easy and accessible tool...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/tools-measuring-youth-development-outcomesTools for Measuring Youth Development Outcomes
The youth development outcomes tools were designed specifically for camps interested in exploring what their campers gain from their camp experience.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-9-camp-resarch-laurie-browne-jim-sibthorpCampWire Episode #9 - Camp Resarch with Laurie Browne and Jim Sibthorp
In the ninth episode of CampWire, ACA's director of research Laurie Browne talks with another researcher, and longtime camp friend, Jim Sibthorp about ACA's 5-year research study.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/unexpected-upside-evaluation-how-your-program-may-improve-even-results-areThe Unexpected Upside of Evaluation: How Your Program May Improve, Even Before Results Are In
Simply by being more intentional about assessing your program, and using existing research to sharpen your focus onto the things that matter most, you may be surprised by just how easy it is to make...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/findings-phase-1-5-year-research-projectFindings from Phase 1 of the 5-Year Research Project
ACA Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne shares the emerging themes from Phase 1 of the Five Year Impact Study. These preliminary findings point to the numerous ways camp...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/acas-youth-impact-study-phase-1-findingsACA's Youth Impact Study - Phase 1 Findings
Promising themes from the interviews conducted in the exploratory phase.
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/profile-2017-recipients-eleanor-p-eells-award-excellence-research-practiceProfile of the 2017 Recipients of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Excellence in Research in Practice
In 2015, ACA, with the help of the Committee for the Advancement of Research and Evaluation (CARE), created the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Excellence in Research in Practice. This award is designed...