Research 360

Read the latest blog posts on ACA's strategic focus in research.

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May 4, 2021

With spring officially sprung and summer just around the corner, it’s hard to believe another camp season is nearly upon us! In an effort to try and gain some insight into enrollment and staffing trends for the upcoming summer, we recently sent... Read More

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March 22, 2021

Young people are longing for urgent and effective solutions to the environmental crisis. What better place to model and mentor sustainable solutions than camp, where thousands of children around the world experience the world in new ways every... Read More

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February 23, 2021

We share some of the big takeaways from each research session during the ACA National Conference earlier this month.

February 2, 2021

This blog is the first in a five-part series that will dive deeply into the work of our working groups and describe our plans for our Program Quality Coach/Observer processes.

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January 5, 2021

This Research 360 blog post discusses a new study called Similarities and Differences in Summer Camps: A Mixed Methods Study of Lasting Outcomes and Program Elements.

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November 16, 2020

Building systems of continuous quality improvement within our camps and greater community ultimately supports our goal of positive youth development — and this is exactly what the Camp Program Quality Initiative has set out to do.

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October 5, 2020

We all know that camp counts. But it's hard to make it count without you. ACA's research team is here to help YOU understand why it's so important to fill out the CampCounts 2020 survey.

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September 4, 2020

This blog post discusses highlights from the Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth study published by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and... Read More