https://www.acacamps.org/blog/how-working-summer-camp-changed-trajectory-my-lifeHow Working at Summer Camp Changed the Trajectory of My Life
Jordyn Roark, MSW, originally applied to a summer camp job to secure summer housing — but what she also found was a life-changing experience.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/using-journals-help-your-summer-camp-staff-succeedUsing Journals to Help Your Summer Camp Staff Succeed
In support of Project Real Job, one camp shares why they started providing journals to their camp counselors in hopes it would help staff feel more organized, informed, and focused on their goals.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/why-working-camp-premed-student-one-best-decisions-i-have-ever-madeWhy Working at Camp as a Premed Student Is One of the Best Decisions I Have Ever Made
"Camp has provided me with deeply meaningful friendships, many networking opportunities, valuable people skills, and it has had an enormous positive impact on my mental health."
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-recruitment-digital-world-harnessing-power-camp-staff-influencersStaff Recruitment in a Digital World: Harnessing the Power of Camp Staff Influencers
Camp Manito-wish YMCA recently implemented a camp staff influencer initiative in order to recruit more summer camp staff.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/how-use-texting-recruit-candidates-campHow to Use Texting to Recruit Candidates for Camp
If you're not already using text messaging as part of your summer camp staff recruitment efforts, check out these reasons to consider doing so and tips on doing so effectively. Disclaimer: The...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/power-engaging-diversity-hiring-international-exchange-visitorsThe Power of Engaging Diversity by Hiring International Exchange Visitors
The world has 206 sovereign states — are you maximizing the opportunities for diversity at your camp?
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/top-25-staffing-solutions-gathered-through-collaborationTop 25 Staffing Solutions Gathered through Collaboration
Highlighted here is a curated collection of great ideas about how to recruit and retain staff — a direct result of the last two years of conferences and various collaborative brainstorming sessions...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/next-summers-staff-recruitment-starts-todayNext Summer's Staff Recruitment Starts Today
Research suggests college-aged students are already thinking ahead to employment plans for next summer, so it's important to have conversations about the future with staff you'd like to return to...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/change-tool-makes-big-cultural-impactChange: A Tool That Makes a Big Cultural Impact
This blog post in support of Project Real Job discusses evaluating your camp culture and how to implement change.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/feel-burn-spotting-responding-staff-burnoutFeel the Burn: Spotting and Responding to Staff Burnout
Working at camp requires a lot of energy. Here are tips on how to prevent staff burnout.