Research 360

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

Interested in contributing to the research blog? Contact research@ACAcamps.org.

 

campers
July 8, 2019

Parents. I have them. I know them. I am one. And I was a day camp director who interacted with parents daily (and in the evenings, over the weekends, and, yes, even once on Christmas day). I know the central role that parents play in the daily... Read More

Campers sitting on hammocks
June 24, 2019

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.

June 10, 2019

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.

campers running away across field
May 24, 2019

In the latest Research 360 blog, Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne shares the results of 2019 Spring Snapshot Survey. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight into summer camp spring enrollment, staffing, and program planning.

May 14, 2019

In the latest Research 360 blog post, ACA's Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne explore the concept of sample size and how to use that understanding to better interpret survey findings.

Staff hugging and posing for the camera
April 29, 2019

Here's a snapshot of new data we collected from ACA camps about all things staff-related.

ODU Youth Summer Triathlon Camp participants
April 23, 2019

Greetings camp evaluators! I am excited to share a blog written by a member of ACA’s Committee for the Advancement of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Eddie Hill, and his students from Old Dominion University. With the help of USA Triathlon and... Read More

campers on dock
March 19, 2019

Camp research is only as good as its use in summer camp. Learn how to use the five-year impact study early findings to improve your camp.

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