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https://www.acacamps.org/blog/working-camp-essential-experience-ultimate-summer-job

Working at Camp: An Essential Experience and the Ultimate Summer Job

We all thought that camp was a vital experience before the pandemic. Now, we are an essential experience for the mental and emotional health of the young people...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-recruitment-covid-19-era

Staff Recruitment in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 remains a real threat to operations and knowing what is to come this summer. Nonetheless, finding quality summer staff is a must — even if those staffing plans are contingent on what happens...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/start-why-purpose-camp

Start with Why: The Purpose of Camp

Twelve-plus-hour days. Extreme temperatures. Mental and physical exhaustion. Low pay. Sound like fun? Then why do millions of teens and 20-something-year-olds work at camp every summer? Better yet,...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-culture-your-values-action-during-uncertain-times-part-2

Staff Culture: Your Values in Action During Uncertain Times, Part 2

We believe staff culture and camp culture are tied together. They are not separate. The culture your staff embraces and models is your camp culture.

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-culture-your-values-action-during-uncertain-times-part-1

Staff Culture: Your Values in Action During Uncertain Times, Part 1

When it is hard to determine what to do next, the one thing that can be controlled in challenging times (or any time) is our response. 

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/cut-fluff-how-attract-high-quality-staff

Cut the Fluff: How to Attract High-Quality Staff

There are many reasons why summer camps struggle to find and retain quality staff. We see many camps focus their job descriptions around the cultural elements that the job provides, illustrating the...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/turning-tiktoks-camp-talks-role-young-staff-can-play-virtual-program-development

Turning TikToks into Camp Talks: The Role Young Staff Can Play in Virtual Program Development

Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of our minds as cancellations rolled in, and for many people camp looks different this summer. Each summer brings new challenges and this...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/how-manage-camp-staff-fatigue

How to Manage Camp Staff Fatigue

Fatigue at camp is like inclement weather at camp. You’re going to have it at some point, but if you spot it before it happens, you can take steps to be prepared for it and reduce the impact it has...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/camp-creates-job-magic

Camp Creates Job Magic

By the time camp staff decide what their chosen field of work is going to be, they have unknowingly benefitted from some amazing transformative experiences. Even if they decide not to stay in the...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/letter-first-year-summer-camp-staff-member

A Letter From a First-Year Summer Camp Staff Member

This blog post in support of Project Real Job offers advice on how to help first-year staff members ease into camp life.