Research 360

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

September 19, 2017

Greetings! I am Kendra Lewis, evaluation coordinator for the California 4-H Youth Development Program at University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. I am going to share my experience with a “data party” as a way to engage camp... Read More

September 5, 2017

I’m going to say this right up front: Today’s Research 360 post is a shameless plug for research — more specifically, a plug for participating in camp research, and encouraging others to do the same.

We can all agree that participating in... Read More

August 22, 2017

Hi! My name is Mary Rogers, and I am the executive director of Sherwood Forest Camp. I am also the chair of ACA’s Committee for the Advancement of Research and Evaluation (CARE).

August 1, 2017

Social emotional learning. It’s the good stuff we know kids get out of camp: responsibility, interest in exploration, teamwork skills, independence. We also know that 93 percent of camps today intentionally target skills related to social-... Read More

July 18, 2017

Greetings, camp evaluators!  If you are a summer-only program, your camp season is well under way; in fact, you are might feel like you are rounding third and starting down the home stretch.  For our year-round programs, you might already be... Read More

July 3, 2017

Hello Camp Evaluators! I’m so excited you took a minute of your busy, busy summer to read the Research 360 blog.  I used to be a day camp director, so I know first-hand what is at the tops of the summertime to-do list:  Get. Through. The. Day. ... Read More

June 5, 2017

Greetings Camp Evaluators, and a thousand thanks for taking a minute to read about evaluation during this busy, busy precamp season. I have a topic for you that is likely very real for you right now, and will remain real throughout the summer.... Read More

May 30, 2017

This blog is part of a series that gives a snapshot of the results of the Sites, Facilities, and Programs survey completed by 2,426 ACA-accredited camps.

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