Staff Recruitment, Hiring, & Retention Blog Posts & Articles

June 17, 2019

Working at summer camp helps young adults learn skills that will be valuable in their future careers, including leadership, communication, and more.

camp staff and camper
May 24, 2019

This blog post in support of Project Real Job discusses why you should expect more from your summer camp leadership team and how to encourage them to expect more from you.

Staff in a team-building exercise
May 1, 2019

The mounting pressure to forego a summer at camp in favor of an internship is higher than ever. Many of you may already be thinking that this is your last summer. The pull is strong to look elsewhere to find experience and name recognition that... Read More

camp staff playing a game
April 22, 2019

Camp owners always remember their outside customers (camp parents and campers), but inside customers (camp staff) are just as important.

campers
March 29, 2019

Ah, the annual review at work. Or, in our camp settings, the end-of-session/summer evaluation. What a wonderful time for me, as a supervisor, to finally tell a staff member how I think they generally did for the entire time period prior to the... Read More

campers sailing
March 1, 2019

Summer camp jobs can teach camp staff important lessons, such as how to fail and bounce back — an important professional development skill.

Silhouettes of campers and staff
February 26, 2019

Over the past few years, directors all over the country have reported struggling with the fact that good staff are harder to find. They also indicate that it is much more difficult to convince quality applicants to accept summer camp jobs and... Read More

camp staff speaking to campers
February 25, 2019

The interview process for summer camp jobs can help weed out prospective staff who won't meet expectations.

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