Research 360

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boats at sunset
January 24, 2022

Camp Twin Lakes (CTL) serves campers who have medical illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges at two year-round camp locations in Georgia. CTL operates as a partner model camp, serving over 60 partner organizations each year. CTL’s... Read More

campers canoeing
August 17, 2021

This Research 360 blog discusses how to use data to advance your camp's continuous quality improvement.

Camper wearing mask giving thumbs up
August 2, 2021

Thanks for joining us again to continue learning about what’s happening in the Camp Program Quality Initiative (CPQI). Many exciting things are occurring, and we are happy to share an update about this work. This is the fourth blog in a five-part... Read More

camper on water tube
July 19, 2021

This Research 360 blog post discusses ACA's new, easy-to-use, free survey tool that helps measure the outcomes of camp programs.

July 12, 2021

To continue with our blog series spotlighting the work our Community of Practice has been doing, I’m sharing what our Assessment Development Working Group worked on over the winter. As a reminder, we created three distinct working groups focused... Read More

campers riding horses
June 21, 2021

Part three of this Research 360 blog series discusses how to structure summer camp staff training so it can transfer to camp work.

kid swimming
June 7, 2021

Part two of this Research 360 blog series covers what competencies summer staff should learn during training and how training effectiveness is influenced by characteristics of camp staff.

camper showing someone photo
May 18, 2021

This blog post is the first in a three-part series breaking down a new summer camp staff training resource.