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.

Community as the Foundation for Camp Program Quality

This Research 360 blog post provides an update on some of ACA's current research, including how the research projects have been adapted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 ACA Research Forum

Share your camp-related research at the 2021 Camp Research Forum, held in conjunction with the American Camp Association National Conference, February 2-5, 2021, in New Orleans, LA!

What to Evaluate in Virtual or Alternative Programs

Hello camp friends, and welcome to the second in our short Research 360 series focusing on evaluation during the time of COVID-19. In our first blog we suggested that, like trees, your evaluation systems might contract as you focus on the health and safety of your camp community — and that’s OK! Those systems will expand again when things get back to normal.

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.

 

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