Human Resources Resources
The physical, emotional, and mental well-being of campers is of utmost importance. This can be more readily accomplished when a camp has a system that includes a thorough hiring process, well-planned staff training, and appropriate supervision of campers/staff.
The key to any camp's success is its personnel. One of the unique features of a camp is the vital and all-encompassing leadership role demanded of its personnel in the camp community. Camp personnel are expected to assume many responsibilities, deliver a wide range of services, and complete numerous tasks in an environment of constant close human interaction, all with quality results. Some persons may work with the site operation, some with the program, and some with both.
This demanding nature of the job requires minimums be established in screening, hiring, training, and supervising staff. The personnel criteria included in this section are the result of experience and the review of research in the area of human resource management for both year-round and seasonal operations. The requirements included in the standards vary according to the nature of the positions in question.
Activity Leader Observation Form 
Behavior and Discipline 
Criminal Background Checks: Background Information and Guidance 
Employment of Minors 
Essential Functions Job Description 
Five-Minute Feedback 
Observation of Staff Member 
Personnel Policies Sample 
Personnel Policies Sample Guidelines 
Precamp Training Topics 
Professional Development Plan and Courses 
Staff Hiring Policies Guide Sample 
Staff Interview Guide 
Staff Summary Chart 
Staff Training Summary 
Supervision of Activity Leaders (Short form) 
Supervision Ratio Requirements Sample 
Voluntary Disclosure Statement 
Staff Training Tip Sheets
Child Abuse Prevention 
Incorporating Different Voices 
Training in Decision Making Related to ACA Standards 
Ways to Debrief With Your Campers 
Talking to Kids about Their Day 
Discussion with Returning Staff Regarding Expectations 
The Facilitation Model to Achieve Outcomes 
Debriefing: What It Is and Why It’s Cool!