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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/staffing-compensation-benefits-report

Staffing, 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-pqa

Camp 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/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/events-education/online-learning/certificate-course/entry-level-program-staff-certificate

Entry-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-certificate

Experienced 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-staff

Reflections 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...