https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/commitment-how-do-we-earn-it-how-do-we-keep-itCommitment: How Do We Earn It — and How Do We Keep It?
An answer to this question of the century may seem counterintuitive, yet it is at the core of most camp communities: Relationships. More than ever, staff are looking for connection and belonging. So...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/support-versus-coddling-when-push-when-pull-back-when-trying-grow-our-staffSupport Versus Coddling: When to Push and When to Pull Back When Trying to Grow Our Staff
Mental and emotional health has been on the forefront of all of our minds. During COVID, it is even more so. While camp is for the camper, our staff are the ones interacting and supporting...
Here are some keaways for completing internships at camp.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/where-are-your-senior-staff-staying-camp-yearWhere Are Your Senior Staff Staying at Camp This Year?
There are some considerations offered here regarding staff living space that could help with recruitment and retention.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/me-work-camp-no-wayMe, Work at Camp? No Way!
During the 2021 ACA National Staffing Summit, five students were selected by their professors to serve on a panel to discuss why they did not want to work at camp. They were chosen because they would...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/first-contact-end-contractFrom First Contact to End of Contract
We know that staff can be a challenge to find, attract, hire, engage, and retain. What makes the staff journey result in forward progress from start to completion of their camp experience? Current...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/developing-certification-program-staff-recruitment-retention-toolDeveloping a Certification Program as a Staff Recruitment/Retention Tool
So what are — and what aren’t — certifications, exactly?
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/tips-hiring-quality-staff-without-spending-dimeTips for Hiring Quality Staff without Spending a Dime
A common challenge for summer camp administrators in 2021 was staff recruitment and hiring. This is not surprising, since there is a labor shortage across the country. According to the Washington...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/preventing-burnout-caring-your-staffs-mental-health-while-camp-sessionPreventing Burnout: Caring for Your Staff’s Mental Health while Camp Is in Session
A camp job is hard work. Camp is so worth it, as evidenced by all the positive outcomes research has shown campers achieve. But that does not make the job any easier — especially for the teenagers...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/step-your-hiring-game-attracting-interns-through-field-experience-manualStep Up Your Hiring Game: Attracting Interns through a Field Experience Manual
Here are some easy steps to get you started putting together your own field experience manual.