Tools for Measuring Youth Development Outcomes
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:55
The youth development outcomes tools were designed specifically for camps interested in exploring what their campers gain from their camp experience.
Three Lessons Learned from Year 2 of ACA's Impact Study
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 06:18
In the latest Research 360 blog, Laurie Browne, PhD, shares some things we’ve learned this year from the Impact Study, starting with a throwback to what we said we were learning in Year 1.
CampWire Episode #9 - Camp Resarch with Laurie Browne and Jim Sibthorp
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:41
In the ninth episode of CampWire, ACA's director of research Laurie Browne talks with another researcher, and longtime camp friend, Jim Sibthorp about ACA's 5-year research study.
Happy Campers: How Camp Relationships Promote Social and Emotional Learning
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:59
Young people are diverse and dynamic, and they have myriad pathways to success. Unfortunately, youth development research often highlights watered-down averages of sample sets that offer limited insight and inspiration, in part because they don’t represent the youth that organizations serve.
ACA's Youth Impact Study - Phase 1 Findings
Promising themes from the interviews conducted in the exploratory phase.
Findings from Phase 1 of the 5-Year Research Project
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:44
ACA Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne shares the emerging themes from Phase 1 of the Five Year Impact Study. These preliminary findings point to the numerous ways camp...
Introducing an Exciting Expansion of ACA's 5-Year Impact Study: Camp Staff Experiences
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 09:08
The 5-Year Impact Study's recent expansion focuses on if and how camp staff experiences prepare emerging adults for college, career, and life success.
A New Year, a New Approach to Evaluation
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 09:05
Greetings camp evaluators, and Happy New Year! The year 2018 brings with it a chance to try things or look at things you are currently doing with a fresh set of eyes. Yes, of...
Parents: An Evaluation Holy Grail
Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:16
Greetings Camp Evaluators, and a thousand thanks for taking a minute to read about evaluation during this busy, busy precamp season. I have a topic for you that is likely very real...
New Camp Industry Research Series, Part 3: Programming with a Purpose
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:15
This blog is part of a series that gives a snapshot of the results of the Sites, Facilities, and Programs survey completed by 2,426 ACA-accredited camps. Check out Part 1 and Part...