Research 360

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

July 3, 2018

Hello camp evaluators! Welcome to Part 3 of my series on measuring enrollment. When I started this series, I believe I had in mind that it would be a single blog, but that blog extended into two and here we are at Part 3. The fact that this... Read More

June 19, 2018

To truly understand if you are serving campers in the ways you hope, you need to look at enrollment from several different angles.

June 5, 2018

Enrollment represents the number of campers we serve — but, as straightforward as that sounds, it’s not. 

May 22, 2018

Before I get started, I have a confession: I lied. I said in the title that in this post I was going to introduce you to a new friend, but that’s not entirely true. The Camp Program Quality Staff Checklist is not in fact new: it’s been available... Read More

May 8, 2018

This blog is about a special double issue of the Journal of Youth Development focused entirely on camp research.

April 23, 2018

Young people are diverse and dynamic, and they have myriad pathways to success. Unfortunately, youth development research often highlights watered-down averages of sample sets that offer limited insight and inspiration, in part because they don’t... Read More

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April 9, 2018

The research party has started, but, like most parties, the research project is most impactful when everyone at the party is engaged, giving and taking in equal parts so the entire community party benefits.

March 26, 2018

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 meaningful changes.

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