The Australian Camps Association supports a number of research projects on behalf of it's members, including:
National Incident Database (NID) - for an overview of the data collected to date, click here.
We know there has been plenty of research on ‘hard skills’ in the outdoors but less attention has been paid to facilitation or ‘soft skills’ in this area. Mandi’s work aims to identify the range of soft skill training currently being undertaken across the country and to highlight any deficiencies that may exist.
For an overview of the research please click here.
To review the Survey Report (Aug 2020), please click here.
To view the National Survey Infographic (Aug 2020), please click here.
If you, or your organisation, is interested in taking part in the next stage of the project (which involves on site research into affective abilities in the field), please contact Mandi Baker via the details in this prospectus.
To view the Research Summary paper for the Great Getaways - residential camps for older adults, please click here.
Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance was a long-term collaborative project between leading educational institutions and sector partners looking to measure the outcomes of participation in led outdoor activities. A summative document on the project can be found here.
The three Outdoor sector peak bodies have been working collaboratively to consult with the Government regarding appropriate implementation and support measures. Most recently Rod Thomson (ACA CEO), Graeme Janes (CVA CEO) and Andrew Knight (OV CEO) met with DET senior staff to gain further details regarding Guidelines for schools.