ACA Camp Business Operations Report

Access the most recent budget and finance data for camps. 

Staffing, Compensation, and Benefits Report

Each year, the American Camp Association (ACA) surveys its members about specific areas of their camp operations and makes the results available so camps can benchmark their business practices. The focus for 2017-2018 was on the following issues related to camp staff:

Research & Evaluation

Learn about ACA's summer camp research, camp evaluation tools and services, and research related to youth development and out-of-school time experiences.

Sample Size: What It Is and What It Is Not

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.

Youth Outcomes Battery in Action

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 colleague Dr. Duston Morris, Dr.

Our Commitment to Camp Research You Can Use

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

Camp research trends include focus on acquiring equity, staff-camper interactions, and critical learning moments for campers.

5-Year Impact Study Phase 2 Findings: Responsibility and Independence

ACA's 5-year impact study is a national research project focused on the lasting impacts of summer camp.

All Camp Is Impactful, but the More You Go, the More You Grow

A brand-new article on the impact of summer camp was recently published in the Journal of Leisure Research on the lasting impacts of camp experiences. 

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