Job Descriptions

Successful Summers Start with Selecting Super Staff

Compensation, Benefits, and Professional Development Report

The American Camp Association (ACA) continues to support the importance of research efforts into the business of camp operations through an annual systematic survey process focused on important business aspects. The focus for 2012 was on the collection of staff compensation, benefit, and professional development information.

Governmental Agencies Related to Employment

IRS Employment Tax Forms

Forms from the Internal Revenue Service.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The EEOC is responsible for enforcement of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Determining Competency: Essentials in Interviewing

"What you have to do is get them talking in such a way that they are unguarded. It could be anything they happen to be into, like their favorite baseball team or a dream they have about doing something. That's where you find out who they really are. By schmoozing in this way, I can tell whether I want someone on my staff or not!"

Tax Incentives for Camps Who Hire Veterans

In 2001, Congress enacted a new law that amends the Internal Revenue Code.  Named the VOW to Hire Heroes Act - it includes tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed veterans. The law provides nonprofit employers a tax credit of as much as $6,240 for hiring a disabled veteran or a $3,640 credit for any veteran who had been out of work for more than six months. The hiring incentive is 65 percent of the value of the for-profit tax credit. Nonprofits can apply the credit against employer payroll taxes.

Hiring, Firing, and Everything In Between: Business Practices You Need

The learner will gain basic knowledge of good human resources practices regarding hiring and termination, as well as knowledge of where to access employment law information and the types of laws that will apply to camp operations.  The presenters are experienced camp professionals who will share their insight and experiences.

By the end of the webinar participant will learn:

Effective Human Resource and Employment Practices

Having the right papers in place is one key to finding, hiring and supervising your seasonal or year round staff.  This session will provide samples, ideas and tips for applications, job descriptions, interviewing and personnel policies. 


  1. Review samples of current human resource management tools.
  2. Understand components of an effective human resource management plan.
  3. Explore sources of human resource information.
  4. Learn best practices in human resource management.

Criminal Background Checks - Issues and Resources for Camps

ACA believes that camps should utilize multifaceted screening and hiring programs and support practices appropriate to the clientele, staffing, supervision, and program consideration of each camp.

Audition Versus Interview: Casting the Role of Camp Counselor

This session will teach you several techniques from the eye of a Broadway Director which will help you transform your interview process into one that brings out true character, emotional response, and motivation from your applicants. Learn “Auditioning Skills” that will forever make your interviews a more dynamic character driven process.