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.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-culture-reclaim-your-purpose-part-2Staff Culture: Reclaim Your Purpose, Part 2
This blog post is the second in a two-part series about staff culture.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-culture-reclaim-your-purpose-part-1Staff Culture: Reclaim Your Purpose, Part 1
When finishing one camp season and preparing for another, don't forget to unpack your baggage and reclaim your purpose.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/camp-springboard-three-camp-characteristics-applicable-any-careerCamp as a Springboard: Three Camp Characteristics Applicable to Any Career
Camp experiences provide invaluable skills for meaningful and fulfilling careers.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-37-camp-staff-recruiting-finding-diverse-organizations-campusCampWire Episode 37: Camp Staff Recruiting - Finding Diverse Organizations on Campus
This podcast talks about how to find organizations for BIPOC students, why it is important to hire diverse staff members for summer camp, and how diversity can impact the culture of your camp.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/want-more-resilient-staff-focus-feedbackWant a More Resilient Staff? Focus on Feedback
So now that we are finally faced with a glimmer of light at the end of this year-long tunnel, it’s time to shift our focus to how we can help develop a resilient staff with staying power — not just...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/strategies-serving-top-nine-allergen-free-mealsStrategies for Serving Top Nine Allergen-Free Meals
Goodbye eggs, milk, wheat, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and sesame! While it would be rare to have a camper who has all these allergies, you may have multiple campers with allergies to...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/creating-inclusive-culture-increase-staff-retentionCreating an Inclusive Culture to Increase Staff Retention
A camp culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging can lead to better staff retention.