camper and staff member
May 24, 2021

In order to find more diverse camp staff applications, the Project Real Job Staff Recruitment and Retention Committee conducted research on how to find qualified staff. This project involved a college and university website search to find... Read More

Camp Drop Off
May 24, 2021

Can you feel it? That buzz in the air? As arrival day gets closer, it gets more difficult to tell whether it’s the hum of excitement or your stress levels. At this point, it’s probably a little bit of both.

For staff and campers alike,... Read More

Episode #37
May 23, 2021

This podcast talks about how to find organizations for BIPOC students, why it is important to hire diverse staff members for summer camp, and how diversity can impact the culture of your camp.

Young boy getting COVID-19 swab test
May 18, 2021

[Ad] You understand what the rules and tests are, but do you know how to run a safe COVID-19 testing program?

camper showing someone photo
May 18, 2021

This blog post is the first in a three-part series breaking down a new summer camp staff training resource.

campers fishing
May 17, 2021

While COVID-19 care measures are important, we should not lose sight of other important camp considerations. We encourage camps to take a “multimuscle” approach to the summer.

Boy looking at laptop computer
May 12, 2021

Let’s begin by stating the obvious: 2020 was hard! While it was not the path any of us chose, it was the path presented to us, and we had to adapt. Some programs made the difficult decision to shut down completely for the year; others made the... Read More

Stock photo of traveler at airport
May 11, 2021

Before COVID-19, summer camps were hosting an average of 25,000 cultural exchange visitors through the BridgeUSA Camp Counselor program each year, filling critical leadership and specialty instructor roles and promoting a positive world view... Read More