Staff Recruitment, Hiring, & Retention Blog Posts

college student wearing mask with laptop
February 15, 2021

Staff recruitment is looking a bit . . . or a lot . . . different this year. Slowly, a shift from loading up the car and driving cross-country to area colleges for job fairs has given way to online recruitment.

campers with their arms around a camp staff member
February 1, 2021

We all thought that camp was a vital experience before the pandemic. Now, we are an essential experience for the mental and emotional health of the young people working and attending our camp. 

college student wearing mask sitting in grass with laptop
January 15, 2021

COVID-19 remains a real threat to operations and knowing what is to come this summer. Nonetheless, finding quality summer staff is a must — even if those staffing plans are contingent on what happens with vaccines, state orders, and CDC... Read More

camper holding fish
December 7, 2020

Twelve-plus-hour days. Extreme temperatures. Mental and physical exhaustion. Low pay. Sound like fun? Then why do millions of teens and 20-something-year-olds work at camp every summer? Better yet, why do camp professionals make a career out of... Read More

staff member looking out over lake
November 9, 2020

We believe staff culture and camp culture are tied together. They are not separate. The culture your staff embraces and models is your camp culture.

lake at sunset
October 13, 2020

When it is hard to determine what to do next, the one thing that can be controlled in challenging times (or any time) is our response. 

camper and staff member
September 28, 2020

There are many reasons why summer camps struggle to find and retain quality staff. We see many camps focus their job descriptions around the cultural elements that the job provides, illustrating the fun benefits of working at camp. While camps... Read More

June 15, 2020

Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of our minds as cancellations rolled in, and for many people camp looks different this summer. Each summer brings new challenges and this summer is no different, with the additions of a... Read More

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