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.

Healthy Camp Toolbox

The "Toolbox" provides a variety of resources for addressing health, safety, & mental health issues in camps.

Five Ways You Can Use Research on Habit Formation to Develop Staff

You've probably read those statistics about the number of people who buy gym memberships in January and then never work out. Maybe that's totally you. The stakes for physical fitness are high — we all want to live longer, healthier lives — but the motivation to act, more often than not, simply falls flat.

CampDoc - Research Partner

The American Camp Association (ACA) is excited to partner with CampDoc and the Association of Camp Nursing (ACN) to improve health and safety at camp through strategic research 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.

 

"It's the Best Part of Camp": Camper Views on Smartphone Policies

As camp directors, we instinctually know that the experience is much better without smartphones and technology, but what do the campers themselves think?

Refining Survey Instruments: Amplifying the Youth Voice

Through our ongoing efforts to inform and continually improve, we’re building a multi-faceted approach to collecting camper impact data and feedback. 

What's the Impact of Gender-Inclusive Cabins on Campers' Friendships?

That question was one that I and my collaborator Leila Bighash sought to help answer in our recent study, recognized at the ACA National Conference with the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Research in Practice.

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