The Fanning Institute for Leadership and Development recently completed an eight-month assessment of operations and practices for Camp Best Friends, a summer youth program run by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Recreation. The final report, delivered on October 4, provides information and data that will enhance the leaderships’ overall capacity to strengthen the program. The assessment included a literature review on best practices for summer day camps as well as results from staff interviews and surveys, parent interviews, documents review and site observations. Recommendations based on findings were given in the following categories: (1) safety and security; (2) hiring criteria and process; (3) communication; (4) training; (5) curriculum, resources and materials; and (6) community perceptions.