From Silence to TMI: How to Get Useful Information from Your Parent Surveys

Surveying parents before, during, and after camp programs is one of the most common forms of camp evaluation, yet it is not easy to do well. Some parents are vocal and tell you more than you want to know while others do not complete the survey at all. This webinar will provide some tips to help you ask useful questions and get (lots of) useful responses, all while demonstrating to your parents that you value their voice and participation in your program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. By the end of this session, participants will be able to design a survey that provides information they can realistically use to train staff, improve programs, and increase enrollment.
  2. By the end of this session, participants will be able to successfully achieve their desired number of survey responses from parents.
  3. By the end of this session, participants will be able to foster a culture of feedback and buy-in in their parent community.


Dr. Laurie Browne


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Presenter Bio(s)

Dr. Laurie Browne is ACA’s Director of Research, where she supports ACA's national research priority and works with camps to help them effectively evaluate camper outcomes and program quality. Prior to joining ACA, Laurie was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management at California State University-Chico. Laurie received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah, where she studied youth development and research methods.