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Page: 2007 RAC Fall Spirituality Survey: Is There Common Ground?
1. Which definition provided by participants in the Common Ground Study best matches your understanding of spirituality?
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Percent
Response
Count
Relationship with God/Higher Power/Jesus Christ
82.1%92
Importance/connection with nature 0.0%0
Personal study and reflection
0.9%1
Religious traditions; faith
3.6%4
Values, morals, ethics, character development
8.9%10
Community-relationship-connections
3.6%4
Individual and personal growth
0.9%1
Other (please specify)
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2. Should staff at your camp be trained to be spiritual leaders?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
89.0%105
No
9.3%11
Don't know
1.7%2

3. If you answered "Yes" in question #2, please describe the importance (at your camp) of training staff to be spiritual leaders.
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Percent
Response
Count
Very important
72.1%75
Important
27.9%29
Not important 0.0%0

4. If you answered "Yes" in question #2, how likely are you to train staff at your camp to be spiritual leaders?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very Likely
81.0%85
Somewhat Likely
18.1%19
Not Very Likely
1.0%1

5. If you answered "Yes" in question #2, who trains staff in spirituality at your camp? (Choose all that apply)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Camp Director
90.4%94
Year-round Program/Assistant Director
52.9%55
Summer Program Director
37.5%39
Volunteer Deans/Directors
17.3%18
Camp Board Members
8.7%9
Designated Spiritual Leader (i.e. Pastor)
53.8%56
Other (please specify)
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6. How much emphasis does your camp place on each of the following areas of development? Please RANK them from 1 to 5, where 1 = least emphasis and 5 = greatest emphasis. (In other words, you will be choosing one answer per column)
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Count
Physical development22.2% (26)21.4% (25)31.6% (37)20.5% (24)4.3% (5)117
Social development0.9% (1)5.2% (6)19.8% (23)50.9% (59)23.3% (27)116
Emotional development2.6% (3)9.4% (11)23.9% (28)51.3% (60)12.8% (15)117
Cognitive development13.9% (16)27.0% (31)27.8% (32)27.0% (31)4.3% (5)115
Spiritual development6.0% (7)0.9% (1)5.1% (6)21.4% (25)66.7% (78)117

7. Do you hire staff based on specific identified competencies for spiritual leadership?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
59.3%70
No (skip to #9)
16.9%20
Sometimes
23.7%28

8. What competencies as a spiritual leader do you expect staff to have when you hire them? (Choose all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Lead small group studies of sacred texts (e.g. Bible, Qur'an, Torah, etc.)
54.5%55
Lead small group worship
32.7%33
Pray with campers
80.2%81
Bring spiritual dimension to recreation, nature study, off-site trips, etc.
61.4%62
Talk about God and their own faith
90.1%91
Show respect for the diversity of God's people
80.2%81
Help campers develop an environmental awareness/appreciation for nature
42.6%43
Engage in service to camp and/or wider community
46.5%47
Express affirmation and appreciation to campers
72.3%73
Communicate in a positive manner with campers and other staff
87.1%88
Empower campers to explore new experiences and ideas
52.5%53
Enhance moral and character development of campers
72.3%73
Work as team and contribute to the life of the camp community
80.2%81
Be familiar with basic human and child development
42.6%43
Other (please specify)
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6.9%7

9. What competencies as a spiritual leader do you expect staff to have when they complete staff training? (Choose all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Lead small group studies of sacred texts (e.g. Bible, Qur'an, Torah, etc.)
70.9%83
Lead small group worship
60.7%71
Pray with campers
84.6%99
Bring spiritual dimension to recreation, nature study, off-site trips, etc.
82.1%96
Talk about God and their own faith
88.0%103
Show respect for the diversity of God's people
91.5%107
Help campers develop an environmental awareness/appreciation for nature
82.9%97
Engage in service to camp and/or wider community
77.8%91
Express affirmation and appreciation to campers
88.9%104
Communicate in a positive manner with campers and other staff
95.7%112
Empower campers to explore new experiences and ideas
88.0%103
Enhance moral and character development of campers
90.6%106
Work as team and contribute to the life of the camp community
100.0%117
Be familiar with basic human and child development
84.6%99
Other (please specify)
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10. How long does your pre-camp staff training last?
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Percent
Response
Count
1-2 days
6.8%8
3-4 days
4.2%5
5-6 days
19.5%23
7-8 days
19.5%23
9-10 days
17.8%21
11-12 days
16.9%20
More than 12 days
15.3%18

11. What percentage of your staff training is spent on teaching staff to be spiritual leaders?
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Percent
Response
Count
Less than 20%
29.1%34
20-39%
33.3%39
40-59%
27.4%32
60-79%
7.7%9
80-100%
2.6%3

12. Do you provide on-going staff training?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
89.0%105
No
11.0%13

13. How long does your on-going staff training last?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Less than one hour per week
17.9%19
Approximately one hour per week
52.8%56
More than one hour per week
29.2%31
Other (please specify)
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14. What percentage of your on-going staff training is spent on teaching staff to be spiritual leaders?
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Percent
Response
Count
Less than 20%
39.4%43
20-39%
34.9%38
40-59%
14.7%16
60-79%
8.3%9
80-100%
2.8%3

15. What resources do you use to train your staff to be spiritual leaders? (Choose all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Curriculum created by the camp
59.3%67
Curriculum purchased by the camp
55.8%63
Handouts
53.1%60
Lectures by Pastors
34.5%39
Outside resource people
53.1%60
Staff manual
82.3%93
Current books, DVDs, CDs (please list in "Other" box)
37.2%42
Other (please specify)
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16. In which of these competencies do you believe you are presently equipped to train staff? (Choose all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Lead small group studies of sacred texts (e.g. Bible, Qur'an, Torah, etc.)
78.1%89
Lead small group worship
73.7%84
Pray with campers
86.8%99
Bring spiritual dimension to recreation, nature study, off-site trips, etc.
82.5%94
Talk about God and their own faith
90.4%103
Show respect for the diversity of God's people
91.2%104
Help campers develop an environmental awareness/appreciation for nature
85.1%97
Engage in service to camp and/or wider community
86.8%99
Express affirmation and appreciation to campers
93.0%106
Communicate in a positive manner with campers and other staff
97.4%111
Empower campers to explore new experiences and ideas
87.7%100
Enhance moral and character development of campers
86.0%98
Work as team and contribute to the life of the camp community
97.4%111
Be familiar with basic human and child development
86.8%99
Other (please specify)
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17. In which of these competencies do you desire more training? (Choose all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Lead small group studies of sacred texts (e.g. Bible, Qur'an, Torah, etc.)
40.2%39
Lead small group worship
25.8%25
Pray with campers
18.6%18
Bring spiritual dimension to recreation, nature study, off-site trips, etc.
54.6%53
Talk about God and their own faith
17.5%17
Show respect for the diversity of God's people
26.8%26
Help campers develop an environmental awareness/appreciation for nature
53.6%52
Engage in service to camp and/or wider community
27.8%27
Express affirmation and appreciation to campers
19.6%19
Communicate in a positive manner with campers and other staff
23.7%23
Empower campers to explore new experiences and ideas
32.0%31
Enhance moral and character development of campers
40.2%39
Work as team and contribute to the life of the camp community
25.8%25
Be familiar with basic human and child development
36.1%35
Other (please specify)
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18. Where do you go for training opportunities? (Choose all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
ACA National
38.5%42
ACA Sections
59.6%65
CCCA
23.9%26
Denominational camp association conferences/meetings
73.4%80
Other (please specify)
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19. Which of the following best describes your RAC membership status? (Defined by making a voluntary contribution of $35 when you renewed your ACA membership.)
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Percent
Response
Count
Current member; I have paid my $35 for this year.
43.5%50
Former member; I have paid in the past but am not a current RAC member.
14.8%17
Not sure
41.7%48

20. If you were once a member of RAC and are no longer, which of the following best describes your reasons for discontinuing membership? (Choose all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Camp budget is too tight
27.6%8
Didn't know what RAC was
17.2%5
I could see no benefit to being a member
55.2%16
I have changed camps
3.4%1
Simply forgot to pay again
6.9%2
Other (please specify)
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21. If you continue to be a member of RAC, which of the following best describes the benefits that are important to you? (Choose all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
National conference lunches
21.4%15
Networking
68.6%48
Newsletters
68.6%48
Surveys
34.3%24
Training events at national conferences
50.0%35
Other (please specify)
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Page: 2007 RAC Fall Survey: Is There Common Ground?
1. Which role best describes your primary participation/responsibility in camping?
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Percent
Response
Count
Owner 0.0%0
Member of a Board with decision making control
0.9%1
Member of a Board with advisory influence only 0.0%0
Executive Director/Administrator with primary decision making authority setting the future direction for your operation
59.3%67
Camp/Operations Director
27.4%31
Assistant Camp/Program Director working under an on-site supervisor
9.7%11
Activity Director responsible for one or more segments of specialized program (i.e. aquatics, equine, challenge course/experiential learning, trip/travel, outdoor education)
2.7%3

2. Please select your gender.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Female
32.7%37
Male
67.3%76

3. Please select your age group.
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Percent
Response
Count
Under 20 0.0%0
21-30
12.3%14
31-40
25.4%29
41-50
24.6%28
51-60
28.9%33
61-70
7.9%9
71-80
0.9%1
81-90 0.0%0
91-100 0.0%0

4. What is the "faith" tradition of your camp?
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Percent
Response
Count
Catholic
8.2%8
Jewish
9.2%9
Muslim 0.0%0
Protestant
82.7%81
Other (please specify)
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5. Which best describes the ownership/profit status of your camp/conference center?
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Count
For-Profit0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)100.0% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)5
Not-for-Profit3.7% (4)2.8% (3)4.6% (5)52.3% (57)5.5% (6)31.2% (34)109

6. In what state is your camp/conference center located?
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Camp State
 
ALAKAZARCACOCTDCDEFLGAHIIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMAMIMNMSMOMTNENVNHNJNMNYNCNDOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVTVAWAWVWIWYResponse
Count
States0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.7% (3)7.2% (8)1.8% (2)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)4.5% (5)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)2.7% (3)5.4% (6)4.5% (5)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)4.5% (5)2.7% (3)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)7.2% (8)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)2.7% (3)2.7% (3)3.6% (4)6.3% (7)1.8% (2)3.6% (4)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)6.3% (7)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.6% (4)3.6% (4)0.0% (0)3.6% (4)0.9% (1)111

7. What are the first three digits of your camp's/conference center's zip code?
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Camp Zip Code
 
008012014015017018021023024026027028030032038040041042043049050054060061063067070074076077078079080086088100101103105106109112113114115117118119120121123125127128130131132133134135138142144145146152155156159160161163166169170173177178181183185189190191194195197198200201206207208209210211212216217219226228229230231232233236240242244253272275276278280282283285286287288290292296300301302303305306307312313320322326331334335336337342344347349352353359361362365370372373376378379383385386390391392393402403430431432433434435440441442443444446447448449450451452453458460461464465468471472474480481482483484485487488490491492493494495496498499500503504508513520523524528530531532535537539540541544546548549550551553554556559560561562563564565566571577582583584591593597599600601602604605606610613614615619622623628629630631633636640641647652654660661662672678680681685688691693706714719721722727730731743744750752756757758760762766770773774775780781782786789795796801802804805809812823832833836837838841850852855857859863875883891900902903908910911912913914917919920921923925928930931934935940941944945948949950954956959960967970971972973974977980981982983984985986989992995996997998Response
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Zip Codes0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)2.8% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)109

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