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S3 E17: Camp Research Chat with ACA’s Laurie Browne, PhD

Apr 30, 2024 | Camp Research, Guest, Podcast


On this episode, we’re sharing the mic with a good friend and camp research colleague! We’re deeply honored to chat with the Senior Director of Research and Education for the American Camp Association (ACA), Laurie Browne, PhD.

Laurie joins us to unpack some key camp research learnings from the big picture at the ACA including important projects like the ACA Youth Impact Study, the Character at Camp Initiative, and the National Economic Impact Study. Not only does she have incredible insight into our industry and ministry, but also makes it accessible and applicable in how she shares it.

Listen close, take notes, and know that you, camp friends, are part of an elaborate, impactful ecosystem of youth development, and the research says your role matters.

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