camper wearing life jacket in lake
May 25, 2021

I worked for years at camp, in a variety of positions, not because I was focused on my career, but because of the feeling I got doing the work. I enjoyed it. I was happy. But at the time, I could not articulate how camp was preparing me for “the... Read More

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.

campers posing with their moonbase projects
May 20, 2021

NASA Funding Opportunity: NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions is now accepting proposals for two opportunities, due June 17 and July 19, 2021 . Eligible proposers include US nonprofit camps, science museums,... Read More

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.