Internships and other resume-building opportunities available at camps nationwide

MARTINSVILLE, IN (April 3, 2007)— Students across the country are discovering that they can earn much more than cash as a camp counselor — they can obtain resume-building experience or even academic credit.

In today’s world, a degree as well as several internships are nearly necessary to land that job, and while competitive internships may just result in filling the boss’s coffee, there are over 2,400 American Camp Association (ACA)-Accredited® camps across the country hiring right now.

There is approximately 1.2 million camp staff in the U.S. today, and camps are increasingly hiring interns for academic credit. A camp job or internship is quite different from a traditional job or internship as it provides students with the opportunity to gain resume-building skills, while working with children in the great outdoors—what may be a welcome environment compared to a cubicle. 

I would like to offer you the opportunity to share with your readers expert advice through an interview with an American Camp Association (ACA) spokesperson. As the leading authority of the camp industry, an ACA spokesperson can share information on:

  • How to find the perfect camp job!
  • The benefits a camp job provides a resume, including internship opportunities.
  • A sneak preview into the newest trends in the camp industry, and how it’s changing the face of camp.

An estimated 10 million children attend camp each year, and ACA serves as the leading authority of the camp industry. The only national organization that accredits camps, ACA works to preserve, promote, and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. This being our mission, ACA wishes to assist families in obtaining the benefits of a camp experience for their children, including those families in your readership.

For more information on ACA, or to schedule an interview with an ACA spokesperson, please contact Public Relations at 765.349.3317 or For more data on the camp industry or camp jobs, please visit the Media Center.

About ACA
The American Camp Association works to preserve, promote, and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA-accredited® camp programs ensure that children are provided with a diversity of educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities. There are over 2,400 ACA-accredited camps that meet up to 300 health and safety standards. For more information, visit