Staff Recruitment, Hiring, & Retention Blog Posts & Articles

Campers hiking on a mountain ridge
March 6, 2020

By the time camp staff decide what their chosen field of work is going to be, they have unknowingly benefitted from some amazing transformative experiences. Even if they decide not to stay in the camp field, the skills they obtain during their... Read More

camp staff smiling
February 10, 2020

This blog post in support of Project Real Job offers advice on how to help first-year staff members ease into camp life.

group of campers at opening session
January 27, 2020

This blog post in support of Project Real Job discusses the importance of incorporating objective criteria into your summer camp staff recruitment process.

Campers hiking on top of mountain ridge
January 1, 2020

Unanswered emails. Requests (demands) for time off. Over-involved parents. What's the matter with young people today? Most likely nothing! We have more in common with this cohort of staff than one might think; their needs are just expressed... Read More

Camper jumping into water
December 2, 2019

Without a doubt, the most popular comment I get from clients in my public speaking work is (some variation of) “’Kids today have absolutely no initiative or basic work ethic! I ask them, ‘Well, how would you accomplish this task if it was all up... Read More

November 4, 2019

A summer camp is a place for continued growth and learning, whether you are a camper or a counselor, a first-year staff member, or a four-year veteran.

October 18, 2019

Take lessons learned from this past summer and incorporate them into your plan for next summer.

staff and camper posing for picture
September 23, 2019

Now is a great time to develop a plan for inviting staff back and securing their commitment, offering leadership roles and opportunities to advance, and keeping staff engaged in the time between now and next summer. 

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