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Faculty Researchers

Research Partnerships

The American Camp Association

Areas of Research

  • Organized Camping
  • Positive Youth Sportsmanship
  • Youth Program Quality

Recent Projects

Some of our recent and current work in this area involves development and validation of outcome tools and quality assessment resources for summer camps. The ACA Youth Outcomes Battery is the result of our Department’s long standing collaboration with the ACA. We have collaborated on the nature supplement for the Camp Program Quality Assessment (CPQA) as well as both applied and theoretical work on camp programming, staff training, and camper learning.