Eval 2020: Tricks and Trends for the Next Decade of Camp Evaluation
Fri, 03/06/2020 - 10:50
In the past ten years we’ve welcomed tremendous growth in how and why camp professionals use evaluation to support program planning, staff training, marketing, and funding efforts...
Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Program Quality Initiative in Summer Camps
The grant will help strengthen and expand how summer camp experiences support learning and growth among children and youth. Indianapolis (Jan 24, 2020) – Lilly Endowment Inc. has...
From Activities and Programs to Outcomes and Impact
Mon, 11/25/2019 - 14:24
Helping Kids Change Their Stories — A Taste of Camp Measurement North of the Border is a short blog series that explores Tim Hortons Foundation Camps’ summer and school programs...
The Future of Camp Research
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:02
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.
Our Commitment to Camp Research You Can Use
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:08
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.
What I Learned about Camp Research at ACA National Conference
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 14:34
Camp research trends include focus on acquiring equity, staff-camper interactions, and critical learning moments for campers.
What's Happening in Phase 3 of the Camp Impact Study
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:51
In this Research 360 blog post, Victoria Povilaitis discusses what's going on in phase three of the summer camp impact study.
Three Lessons Learned from Year 2 of ACA's Impact Study
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 06:18
In the latest Research 360 blog, Laurie Browne, PhD, shares some things we’ve learned this year from the Impact Study, starting with a throwback to what we said we were learning in Year 1.
Program Quality Matters for Youth Development
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:58
Greetings camp evaluators! Congratulations on making it to the end (or very nearly the end) of your summer season. I am so excited to present the following guest post for this week...
Introducing a New (and Free!) Friend: The Camp Program Quality Staff Checklist
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:53
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...