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Summer Camp Jobs: Why Work at a Camp?
Published Date: 2015-09-14

Does this describe you or someone you know?

You love the outdoors. You love hiking and biking and sailing. And — your good friend says you're great with kids.

If you relate to this, then there's the perfect place waiting for you: summer camp. Over half a million college students will find their way from their campus to camp this summer to fill openings at camps across the United States.

Imagine a job where almost anything is possible:

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Job Descriptions
Published Date: 2015-09-16
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Summer Job Search Tips
Published Date: 2015-10-01
  1. Browse job postings or post a resume on www.ACAcamps.org/jobs.
  2. Search for a camp by location, affiliation, specialty, and much more with the Find a Camp search.

What a camp job can add to your resume:

  • real-life, problem-solving skills
  • significant and positive influence in the lives of children
  • responsibility
  • patience
  • experiential education opportunities that may be applied to any field
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Summer may be a time for relaxing in the sun, but many students cannot live solely on student loans and ramen noodles. Students are discovering that they can earn much more than cash as a camp counselor.

There are approximately 1.2 million camp staff in the United States today. A camp job or internship differs from a traditional job or internship because it provides students an opportunity to gain resume-building skills or even academic credit while working with children in the great outdoors. 

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Advance your Career
Published Date: 2015-10-01

Professional Development

Career Development Webinars

Colleges and Universities with Camp and Youth Development Offerings

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Careers in the Camp Community
Published Date: 2015-10-01

Few fields combine such a variety of backgrounds and disciplines as the camp field. Management roles in camps, outdoor education centers, or conference/retreat centers require some know-how and background in very technical fields such as human resources, nutrition and health care, food service, facility and business management; it also necessitates the blending of the principles of youth development and social group work, recreation, physical education, psychology, and education.

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Staff Recruitment Strategies for Camps

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Camp Director Handouts

Project Real Job has created assets for camp directors that cover creating university internships at your camp, what staff members need from you, and staff retention.

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Project Real Job
Published Date: 2020-04-21

Get assistance with communicating the career-enhancing benefits of working at camp to prospective employees and their parents.

Custom Assets

To customize your own Project Real Job assets, use the templates on our new Canva page.

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Staff Recruitment Social Media Resources
Published Date: 2022-03-17

Use the following suggested social media posts to help boost your staff recruitement efforts.

Suggested Social Posts

Download the following PNG graphics to use along with the suggested social posts.

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