Showing: 1-10 of 88 results

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/4-tips-counselors-transition-summer-camp-fall

4 Tips for Counselors to Transition from Summer Camp to Fall

The transition from your crazy-busy summer to the fall season can be tough! It's good to remember these 4 tips.

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/handling-campers-homesickness

Handling Campers' Homesickness

According to author and psychologist Michael Thompson, PhD, 97 percent of children experience at least some occasional homesick feelings at camp. Considering that statistic, you’ll probably have...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/10-rainy-day-activity-ideas

10 Rainy Day Activity Ideas

The fun doesn’t have to stop when it rains! If you’re looking for some ways to spend a rainy day at camp, try these activities out.

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/5-ways-prepare-summer-now

5 Ways to Prepare for Summer NOW

Don’t wait ‘til you get to camp to start being the best counselor ever. 1. Check out this infographic.   2. Sign...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/summer-camp-jobs-why-work-camp

Summer Camp Jobs: Why Work at a Camp?

Does this describe you or someone you know? You love the outdoors. You love hiking and biking and sailing. And — your good friend says you're great with kids. If you relate to this, then there'...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/staff-training-what-do-you-expect

Staff Training: What Do You Expect?

Summer camp staff training — what exactly is it? If you take all the ideas and definitions; all the content from years past provided by the American Camp Association (ACA), the health department, and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/camper-counselor-what-footprint-will-you-leave

From Camper to Counselor: What Footprint Will You Leave?

If this is your first year receiving a paycheck at camp (no matter how small) instead of paying tuition, then this article is for you. New and veteran staff will also benefit from having a better...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/letters-my-campers-counselors-guide-mentoring-youth

Letters From My Campers: A Counselor's Guide to Mentoring Youth

At the close of every season at a ceremony inside a large celebratory white tent, each counselor makes his or her way to the microphone to address an enthusiastic, if somewhat sad, throng of boys and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/do-it-your-way-how-understanding-your-personality-will-make-you-better-counselor

Do It Your Way: How Understanding Your Personality Will Make You a Better Counselor

So you have decided to spend your summer working with children, and living with them, too. While presenting more challenges than your typical summer job, you can have a powerful impact on the lives...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/everybodys-nobodys-out

Everybody’s In, Nobody’s Out!

As a camp counselor this summer, you are about to meet campers from all walks of life. Just a casual look at the changing demographics in the United States suggests that your chances of having an...