Staff Recruitment, Hiring, & Retention Blog Posts

camper and staff with horse
November 8, 2021

A common challenge for summer camp administrators in 2021 was staff recruitment and hiring. This is not surprising, since there is a labor shortage across the country. According to the Washington Post in September, “There are currently 10 million... Read More

October 25, 2021

Are you worried about staffing shortages and how many international staff you can hire? Have you heard potential staff say, “Thanks for the offer, but I need an internship”? Creating a field experience manual to attract and hire interns for camp... Read More

camp staff
October 11, 2021

This blog post is the second in a two-part series about staff culture.

campers releasing wishing boats
September 27, 2021

I was recently reminded of those times in the past when I was (sort of) patiently waiting by the baggage claim to retrieve my luggage after a flight.

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

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 floating down river
May 10, 2021

So now that we are finally faced with a glimmer of light at the end of this year-long tunnel, it’s time to shift our focus to how we can help develop a resilient staff with staying power — not just for this summer, but for future summers as well... Read More

April 26, 2021

How inclusive is your camp? Ask any of your staff and campers that question, and you are likely to get different answers from each one. Why, you might ask? Because at the individual level, the definition of inclusion is how welcome a person feels... Read More