ACA Youth Outcomes Battery

ACA offers data-gathering youth self-report measures that focus on common camp outcomes related to skills that build successful contributing members of our society. Questionnaires are statistically tested, camp-specific, age-appropriate, easily administered tools AND they can be customized to any camp.

Power of Play Conference 2018

It's your move! Join us for the 2018 Power of Play Conference. Learn about the latest inclusive practices, network with others in the field and have a blast doing it!

The Power of Play conference covers a wide range of inclusion-related topics including: 

CampWire Episode #5 — Outdoor Education and School Groups with Tim Street

In the fifth episode of CampWire, Sam talks with Tim Street from Bradford Woods in Indiana about school groups and outdoor education at camp.

Camp: Preparation for Life

To say that expectations and pressures for high school students have increased is an understatement. The competition to get into the best universities dominates the minds of teenagers and parents alike, with colleges seemingly ever more selective. This shift has put renewed emphasis on augmenting adolescent learning experiences.

The Time of Our Lives: How Summer Camp Tames Transition Trouble

It is a common refrain that the college years best represent "the time of our lives," replete with newfound independence and denoting fulfillment of academic, social, emotional, and workforce development goals. In reality, for many it may be something quite different — and quite unsettling.

Creating the Connection Between University Education Programs and Summer Camp

In Beach Lake, Pennsylvania, at a large residential summer camp, over one hundred male counselors pack the air-conditioned canteen on July 1. It is late as the off-duty counselors watch the re-run of the United States vs. Belgium World Cup soccer game. Groups of enthusiastic soccer fans huddle close to the television as the game goes into extra time because of a tied score at the end of regulation play. Minutes later, an eruption of voices reverberated through the camp, waking up children in nearby bunks. What was the cause of such a boisterous cheer?

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