Creating Inclusive Camp: Unpacking the Tools and Strategies for Summer
Tools for Continuous Improvement
We hope you’ll join us in conceptualizing our work serving youth in a way that fosters inclusivity and growth and creates higher quality programs to deliver experiences that enrich campers’ lives no matter their background.
We strive to improve all year, every year, by engaging in a continuous improvement cycle. This cycle is comprised of four steps: Prepare, Assess, Plan, and Improve. Think of this cycle as a power strip, the backbone of our work. A power strip allows for multiple different energy-supported elements to be plugged in. now, if we conceptualize the sustainable outcomes of our special projects as different elements to be plugged into the continuous improvement power strip, we can continuously improve the way we serve youth and the way we support camps in serving youth.
This approach to our special projects and research allows us to learn along the way and to be responsive to what we learn from the experiences of those who engage with us. It also situates ACA in a position to provide support sustainably and continuously for camps and professionals who want to plug into this work.
New Director Orientation (NDO) Online Course - Asynchronous
ACA’ New Director Orientation (NDO) is designed to give you a solid foundation in the competencies and responsibilities necessary to your work as a camp director. The course has...
Camp Middle Manager Package (2.0)
Improving the quality of your camp programs and activities requires attention to your own continuing education and professional development. Yet many middle managers and camp...
Eval 2020: Tricks and Trends for the Next Decade of Camp Evaluation
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...
From Activities and Programs to Outcomes and Impact
The Future of Camp Research
Youth Outcomes Battery in Action
What's Happening in Phase 3 of the Camp Impact Study
Measuring Outcomes 101: Easy Steps for Beginners
ACA’s Youth Outcomes Battery is a set of surveys designed specifically for camp professionals to use to measure camper outcomes. Join us in this webinar to learn about this easy...