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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/campwire-episode-10-staff-training-michael-brandwein

CampWire Episode #10 - Staff Training with Michael Brandwein

The ACA professional development team interviews Michael Brandwein for the 10th episode of CampWire. Get some great staff training tips as the summer season begins.

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/process-interviewing-prospective-staff

The Process of Interviewing Prospective Staff

The interview process for summer camp jobs can help weed out prospective staff who won't meet expectations.

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.