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https://www.acacamps.org/blog/3-reasons-choose-job-camp-instead-summer-internship

3 Reasons to Choose a Job at Camp Instead of a Summer Internship

Spring semester is now in full swing; so, if you are a college student, you may already be thinking about what internship position you want to secure for the summer. But instead of an internship,...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/why-camps-after-school-programs-should-work-together-hire-staff

Why Camps and After-school Programs Should Work Together to Hire Staff

I am a camp guy. I spent 10 summers growing up at various overnight camps as a camper, counselor, dishwasher, and unit head. As ACA research has shown, these experiences provided me with some of my...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-8-importance-working-camp

CampWire Episode #8 - The Importance of Working at Camp

In the eighth episode of ACA's podcast, CampWire, Deb Jordan and Kim Aycock discuss why it is important to work at a camp, and some of the things camps are doing successfully to recruit...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/take-time-hug-your-staff-summer

Take Time to "Hug" Your Staff This Summer

As the summer of 2018 is getting underway, it is evident that this has been another challenging hiring season for many of you. It is likely there are camps out there still looking to hire for a few...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/camp-employment-internships

Camp Employment as Internships

Most camps hire college students to work as camp staff — primarily during the summer season, but on occasion throughout the year. When the employment situation is one where the student has no other...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/what-you-dont-know-cant-help-you-value-asking-your-staff

What You Don’t Know Can’t Help You: The Value of Asking Your Staff

Staff feedback is vital to running a successful summer camp. Your staff are the only ones with the answers to these questions, so if you want to know the answers . . . ask them. 

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/new-data-staff-compensation-benefits-how-does-your-camp-compare

New Data on Staff, Compensation, and Benefits: How Does Your Camp Compare?

Here's a snapshot of new data we collected from ACA camps about all things staff-related.

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/results-2019-spring-snapshot-survey

Results of the 2019 Spring Snapshot Survey

In the latest Research 360 blog, Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne shares the results of 2019 Spring Snapshot Survey. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight into summer camp spring...