Why Evaluations Are Awesome: Cool Tips for Using Camp Evaluations to Make the Good Better and the Better Best

In this webinar you will learn why evaluations should be a source of excitement rather than dread. We will discuss helpful tips about collecting powerful information about your camp, utilizing findings to improve programs and wow stakeholders, and using evaluations to empower participants and staff members.

Through this webinar participants will learn to:

  1. Love evaluations!
  2. Identify easy to use evaluation tools and techniques
  3. Plan specific ways to use evaluation data to improve current programs
  4. Implement evaluation strategies to promote youth and staff voice
Mat Duerden, Ph.D.


ACA members: $35, Non-Members: $70

Presenter Bio(s)

Mat Duerden received a Ph.D. in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Youth and Family Recreation from Brigham Young University. Before coming to BYU Mat served as an Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist at Texas A&M University.  Mat’s research focuses on youth development and experience management and evaluation with specific interests in within experience processes, structured experiences for youth, and nature based experiences. Mat’s publications have appeared in a variety of journals including Leisure Sciences, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration and Journal of Adolescent Research.