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https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/staff-training-what-do-you-expect

Staff Training: What Do You Expect?

Summer camp staff training — what exactly is it? If you take all the ideas and definitions; all the content from years past provided by the American Camp Association (ACA), the health department, and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/no-reservations-needed-please-be-seated-five-course-staff-training-smorgasbord

No Reservations Needed! Please Be Seated for a Five-Course, Staff-Training Smorgasbord

During the spring of each year, many camp directors are faced with what can seem to be an overwhelming task of planning for staff training. While it is tempting to use the same "recipes" from...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/martin-his-friends-counseling-skills-effect-change-camp

Martin and His Friends: Counseling Skills that Effect Change at Camp

Martin was sitting in the office of the boys' head counselor again. He'd been playing "Ga Ga" when another camper got him out. In what had quickly become an all-tootypical response for nine-year-old...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/camp-staffing-we-can-avoid-crisis

Camp Staffing: We Can Avoid a Crisis!

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...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/make-copies-or-make-difference-camp-real-job

Make Copies or Make a Difference? Camp Is a Real Job

There has never been a better time to work at camp!

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/biting%E2%80%85my%E2%80%85nails-revisiting-staff-anxiety

Biting My Nails: Revisiting Staff Anxiety

It was three years ago when I first wrote about the increasing levels of anxiety that camp directors were seeing in their staff (Ditter, 2016). At the time, the Centers for Disease Control and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/first-contact-end-contract

From First Contact to End of Contract

We know that staff can be a challenge to find, attract, hire, engage, and retain. What makes the staff journey result in forward progress from start to completion of their camp experience? Current...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/how-make-world-better-place-taking-advantage-opportunities-summer-camp

How to Make the World a Better Place: Taking Advantage of the Opportunities at Summer Camp

This article discusses why it is important to challenge campers to take advantage of their opportunities so they invariably make new friends, try new activities, and become valued members of a camp...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/staff-recruitment-assessing-your-needs-making-connections

Staff Recruitment: Assessing Your Needs and Making Connections

Staff recruitment — whether you call it a plan, process, or task — is an ongoing activity that needs constant attention, documentation, and planning.