(A Component of ACA’s Youth Outcomes Surveys for Administration in Camps and Other Youth Settings)
The ACA Youth Outcomes Battery provides camps and other youth programs with measures that focus on ten common youth outcomes. The statistically tested questionnaires are age-appropriate, short and concise, easily administered tools that can be individualized to a camp, afterschool program, or other youth programs. While the battery was designed with the camp setting in mind (e.g, nature-based context, residential nature, small group living, and youth focused nature of camps) the measures are focused on strong development outcomes that are not predicated on particular settings.
Young Camper Learning Scale is designed to measure selected camp outcomes of campers as young as 6 years old. It may be helpful with campers as old as 11, but is most often used with campers 6 to 9 years old.
The Camper Learning Scale is a generalized measure of camp-related improvement. The components of camper learning were built around the same seven outcomes used in the original youth outcomes scales (i.e., competence, family citizenship, responsibility, interest in exploration, teamwork, and friend¬ship skills). While the Camper Learning scale provides a composite measure of the extent to which campers believe they improved in these areas, no specific focus on any one outcome is measured due to the developmental stage of these young campers.