The Key to Landing the Best Talent? Flexibility.

When it comes to hiring camp staff, we all know qualifications are just half the equation. Alignment on dates, housing, travel, and compensation can often be the barrier between a successful hire. As we often say, “everybody has their story!” (No candidate is perfect.)

In 2022 we’ve seen a significant increase in candidates pushing for more flexibility from camps when considering offers. Top talent always has options, and many are evaluating camps based on whether or not they are willing to accommodate their requests.

Camp Counselor Skills Are Professional Skills

As we work to connect with potential camp staff members, it is important to make sure they truly understand the value of working at summer camp. 

The View from Here: Navigating COVID-19 at Camp This Summer

This blog from Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH, FAAP, covers important concepts for camp directors to understand when it comes to operating this summer.

Dos and Don’ts for Universities and Colleges Hosting Youth Summer Camps

This article discusses how to proactively prevent injuries while hosting camp programs and how to respond to injuries if someone does get hurt despite all precautions.

Creating Community and Building Pipelines through Applicant References

This blog in support of Project Real Job discusses the importance of curating relationships with staff applicant references such as professors, former staff, and coaches.

The Cost of Camp: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the cost of camp.

How much does it cost to go to camp?

It depends! There are a number of factors that can affect the cost of camp. This could include whether it is a day or overnight program, how long the session is, whether the camp is privately owned or is part of a larger nonprofit organization, where in the country the camp program is located, and even what population the camp program aims to serve.

COVID-19 Tests — Apply for Free Tests for Summer 2022

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with state, local, and territorial health departments to allocate five million rapid, point-of-care, and over-the-counter tests per month to schools and camps serving students aged K–12 (up to 1.25 million tests per week).