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.

Program Quality at Camp: An Interview with the Director of Mountain Camp

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.

The Future of Camp Research

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.

Results of the 2019 Spring Snapshot Survey

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.

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.

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