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How to Measure Enrollment: Part Two
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Research Camp Staff Can Use at Camp, in School, and Beyond
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How to Measure Enrollment: Part One #Research360
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In this blog post, Kim Aycock, MST, discusses the importance of positive acts, gestures, or deeds — also referred to as "hugs" — that personalize your relationship with staff and help them perform to their full potential.
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The ACA professional development team interviews Michael Brandwein for the 10th episode of CampWire. Get some great staff training tips as the summer season begins.
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"Anyone who has worked with kids knows they need balance. They need active and fast-paced activities just like they need slower, quieter, and more reflective activities. The same is true for what they need from the adults around them."
The Quiet Ones
The Quiet Ones
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5 #SummerCamp Packing Hacks
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In this blog post, ACA President/CEO Tom Rosenberg discusses how staff training impacts camp culture and why it is important to nurture high-performing camp culture.
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In the latest #Research360 blog post, Victoria Povilaitis discusses a special double issue of the Journal of Youth Development that focuses entirely on camp research.
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"At camp, we acknowledge homesickness as a valid emotion; we don’t diminish the feeling. We use our own experiences as former campers and adults away from home to help guide campers through those feelings of unease and discomfort. We help develop the skills to conquer pangs of emotion."
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