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https://www.acacamps.org/blog/tips-calming-down-overwhelmed-camp-counselors

Tips 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-it

Staff 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-experience

Repetition, 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-valued

Overcome 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-customers

Outside 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-camp

Three 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-staff

Caught 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-now

Caught 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-member

A 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-create

Innovation 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.