https://www.acacamps.org/blog/tips-calming-down-overwhelmed-camp-counselorsTips for Calming Down Overwhelmed Camp Counselors
“It’s hot.” “I’m tired.” “My campers are crazy.” “My co-counselor is not pulling his/her own weight.” “I am just not sure I have enough left in my tank to finish the summer.” All of these are...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-workforce-development-what-helps-what-hinders-itStaff Workforce Development: What Helps and What Hinders It
Camp is a fantastic place for growth and development, not only of campers but young staff too. The skills they learn while working in this context prepare them for college, career, and life!
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/repetition-repetition-repetition-one-reason-camp-unique-professional-experienceRepetition, Repetition, Repetition: One Reason Camp Is a Unique Professional Experience
Summer camp jobs can teach camp staff important lessons, such as how to fail and bounce back — an important professional development skill.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/overcome-common-barriers-making-your-camp-staff-feel-valuedOvercome Common Barriers to Making Your Camp Staff Feel Valued
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...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/outside-camp-customers-inside-camp-customersOutside Camp Customers and Inside Camp Customers
Camp owners always remember their outside customers (camp parents and campers), but inside customers (camp staff) are just as important.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/three-different-roads-led-working-campThree Different Roads That Led to Working at Camp
Working at summer camp helps young adults learn skills that will be valuable in their future careers, including leadership, communication, and more.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/caught-between-two-staff-seasons-looking-back-moving-forward-veteran-staffCaught Between Two Staff Seasons: Looking Back Before Moving Forward with Veteran Staff
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...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/caught-between-two-staff-seasons-part-2-impact-investing-time-nowCaught Between Two Staff Seasons, Part 2: The Impact of Investing Time Now
Take lessons learned from this past summer and incorporate them into your plan for next summer.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/letter-first-year-summer-camp-staff-memberA Letter From a First-Year Summer Camp Staff Member
This blog post in support of Project Real Job offers advice on how to help first-year staff members ease into camp life.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/innovation-engineers-encourage-your-staff-engage-createInnovation Engineers: Encourage Your Staff to Engage and Create
Whether your program is day, overnight, or an after-school program, the innovation experience can be molded to fit your camp's needs.