https://www.acacamps.org/parents-families/benefits-campBenefits of Camp
Camp helps children grow by providing a supervised, positive environment that has safety as a primary commitment.
https://www.acacamps.org/parents-families/benefits-camp/case-campThe Case for Camp
The American Camp Association® (ACA) believes the organized camp experience is a vital component in the development and education of the whole child. ACA supports year-round educational opportunities...
https://www.acacamps.org/parents-families/benefits-camp/value-campThe Value of Camp
Results confirmed that camps build skills necessary to prepare campers to assume roles as successful adults.
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/staffing-compensation-benefits-reportStaffing, Compensation, and Benefits Report
Each year, the American Camp Association (ACA) surveys its members about specific areas of their camp operations and makes the results available so camps can benchmark their business practices.h
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/camp-program-quality-assessment-c-pqaCamp Program Quality Assessment (C-PQA)
Camp Program Quality Assessment (CPQA) (short form) For camps interested in taking a "baby step" toward assessing the quality of their programs and their contribution to youth development, the...
https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/certificate-course/entry-level-program-staff-certificateEntry-Level Program Staff Certificate
Want to work with young people in a camp, afterschool, summer enrichment programs, or other community-based youth settings but lack experience?
https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/certificate-course/experienced-program-staff-certificateExperienced Program Staff Certificate
The Experienced Program Staff Certificate course is specifically designed for experienced program staff who have worked with young people in a camp, afterschool, summer enrichment...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/reflections-hiring-camp-staffReflections on Hiring Camp Staff
Hiring young women and men who are prepared to put campers' needs before their own is by far the most important thing I do each year. With year-round programs offering short-term residential...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/general-guidelines-social-security-numbers-tax-withholding-international-employees-j-1-visasGeneral Guidelines for Social Security Numbers and Tax Withholding for International Employees with J-1 Visas
We have received numerous questions regarding social security numbers and the need for tax withholdings on international staff. While some questions on this topic can be answered clearly, others are...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/recruiting-interviewing-hiring-ensure-best-bestRecruiting, Interviewing, and Hiring to Ensure the Best of the Best
Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring staff is the most important part of your job as a camp director. It is the single most time-consuming and, at times, tedious task you will undertake. However,...