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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/events-education/online-learning/partner-online-course/gan-israel-creating-successful-framework-every-camper-dealing

Gan Israel - Creating a Successful Framework for Every Camper - Dealing with Difficult Campers

Creating a Successful Framework for Every Camper - Dealing with Difficult Campers (1.5 Hour) - $5/participant Geared towards experienced counselors and head...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/meeting-minds-camp-directors-higher-ed-college-students

A Meeting of the Minds: Camp Directors, Higher Ed, and College Students

Camps need staff to run their programs; colleges/universities have various requirements for students regarding coursework and internships; and students are usually pulled between what they want to do...

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/article/camping-magazine/signing-dotted-line-commitment-two-way-street

Signing on the Dotted Line: Commitment Is a Two-Way Street

Congratulations! You committed to working at camp this summer, and the director and/or team who hired you have been anticipating your arrival since you signed on the dotted line! It is completely...

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/article/camping-magazine/did-you-know-update-your-knowledge

Did You Know? Update Your Knowledge

Staying abreast of health-related updates that impact camp practices is challenging but worth the effort, especially for readers who supervise staff providing care to campers and/or other staff. Here...