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For-Profit Camps — Why ACA?
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Your program's assets are many! Check out these resources that will help you maintain your edge.
Your Staff Is Your Excellence
- New To Tell the Truth: Skillful Interviewing to Find Great Staff (book) — Bob Ditter
- Staff Screening and Hiring Resources — Find staff, job descriptions, and international staffing resources
Staff Training — Invest in Your Greatest Assets
- New Four Quadrants of Accountability for Camp Staff (recorded webinar) — Stuart Jones
- Smores and Other Sticky Stuff: A Game for Training Camp Staff
- Managing Parental Fears (recorded webinar) — Michael Thompson
- Staff Training Strategies: Working Effectively with Teenage Campers (recorded webinar) — Ethan Schafer
Show Your Excellence — What’s Your Edge?
- Show Your Excellence — Promote the fact that you have met the standards of the industry
- Logos — Show the accredited camp logo
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Life Skills Your Campers Need — Prove It!
- Program Improvement Toolbox! (online course) — ACA / Deb Bialeschki
- Youth Outcomes Battery — Tools to measure outcomes in your program
- Directions (free downloadable PDF) — Executive summary of outcomes research with useable language
- Creating Positive Youth Outcomes (online course and workbook) — ACA
- Why Evaluations Are Awesome: Cool Tips for Using Camp Evaluations to Make the Good Better and the Better Best (recorded webinar) — Mat Duerden
Camper Scholarships — Sending Kids to Your Camp
- Establish a camper scholarship program for your campers — especially for private independent camps.
Marketing — Sell to Your Niche
- Marketing Essentials for the New Economy (online course) — Jodi Rudick
- Awesome Apps and Cool Tools Every Camp Needs to Know (recorded webinar) — Jodi Rudick
- Break the Rules...Fill the Bunks! Innovative and Practical Tips for 2013 (online course) — Nancy Shenker
- Fine Tune Your Communications to Increase Sales (DVD) — Joanna Warren Smith
- Web Savvy, Online Marketing for Summer Camps (DVD) — Arthur Lui, Hagai Maidenburg
The Business of Camp
- Your Camp’s Bottomline: Enrollment and Profitability (DVD) — Deb Bialeschki
- Camp Design: Master Planning Basics (DVD) — Gregg Copeland
- So You Want to Buy a Camp? (DVD) — Bob Hanson, Scott Whipple, Scott Shaffer
- Budget Planning Using the Paradigm Shift in Camp Purchasing (DVD) — Paul Anderson