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https://www.acacamps.org/resources/dangerous-games-every-camp-must-know-about

Dangerous “Games” Every Camp Must Know About

Social media cited as one of the main reasons why these dangerous games are becoming more prevalent Recent media stories have shed a renewed spotlight on the types of dangerous games kids play...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/youth-objects-or-partners-advancing-opportunities-camper-leadership-decision-making

Youth as Objects or Partners? Advancing Opportunities for Camper Leadership and Decision Making

Disenfranchised by Design? Nearly 40 percent of ten- to eighteen-year-olds report insufficient levels of involvement in camp (ACA 2006). That statistic surprised most camp...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/can-i-really-spend-another-summer-working-camp

Can I Really Spend Another Summer Working at Camp?

How might another incredible summer at camp grow and change you?

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/no-generation-left-behind

No Generation Left Behind

Without a doubt, the most popular comment I get from clients in my public speaking work is (some variation of) “’Kids today have absolutely no initiative or basic work ethic! I ask them, ‘Well, how...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/meet-staff-where-they-are-not-where-you-wish-them-be

Meet Staff Where They Are — Not Where You Wish Them to Be

Unanswered emails. Requests (demands) for time off. Over-involved parents. What's the matter with young people today? Most likely nothing! We have more in common with this cohort of staff than one...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/yes-only-means-yes-until-something-better-comes-along-making-camp-best-offer-gen-z-staff

Yes Only Means Yes Until Something Better Comes Along: Making Camp the Best Offer for Gen Z Staff

Staff sign a contract, then inform you the week before camp begins that they won’t be coming after all. Or staff commit to working the entire season only to tell (not ask!) you they are leaving for...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/project-real-job-moving-forward-together

Project Real Job — Moving Forward Together

In the early ’80s, I graduated from high school and made a simple but life-changing decision. It was May and I hadn’t yet made plans for the summer. My mom encouraged me to call my former camp...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/outside-camp-customers-inside-camp-customers

Outside Camp Customers and Inside Camp Customers

Camp owners always remember their outside customers (camp parents and campers), but inside customers (camp staff) are just as important.

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/make-copies-or-make-difference-camp-real-job

Make Copies or Make a Difference? Camp Is a Real Job

There has never been a better time to work at camp!

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/expect-more-your-leadership-team-encourage-them-expect-more-you

Expect More from Your Leadership Team (and Encourage Them to Expect More from You)

This blog post in support of Project Real Job discusses why you should expect more from your summer camp leadership team and how to encourage them to expect more from you.