https://www.acacamps.org/blog/change-tool-makes-big-cultural-impactChange: A Tool That Makes a Big Cultural Impact
In many ways, the majority of camps are alike. Camps are places deeply rooted in tradition and history, often with fields, sport and non-sport programs, water-based activities, and food programs. But...
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.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/why-hiring-gap-year-students-should-be-your-next-camp-recruiting-moveWhy Hiring Gap Year Students Should Be Your Next Camp Recruiting Move
People who have recently completed a gap year may have gained valuable skills that can lead them to be successful in a camp job.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/engaging-investing-staff-campers-arriveEngaging and Investing in Staff Before Campers Arrive
In support of Project Real Job, one camp shares what staff engagement techniques have worked for them.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/should-you-offer-camp-staff-retention-bonusShould You Offer Camp Staff a Retention Bonus?
A retention bonus is money offered to staff with the goal of giving them incentive to stick around.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/working-summer-camp-keeping-fire-aliveWorking at Summer Camp: Keeping the Fire Alive
Journalism student Dan Gray shares his experience working at camp and interviews camp professionals about the staffing shortage.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/lawfully-recruiting-hiring-best-candidatesLawfully Recruiting and Hiring the Best Candidates
These 10 tips can help you throughout the staff hiring process.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/creating-experience-potential-summer-staffCreating an Experience for Potential Summer Staff
It's not enough to just post online that your camp is hiring — here are tips for creating an experience that will help you recruit staff.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/straight-horses-mouth-what-university-students-have-say-about-working-campStraight from the Horse's Mouth: What University Students Have to Say about Working at Camp
This blog offers tips from three university students about how to recruit college students as camp staff.
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/fighting-wellness-youth-thrive-when-you-doFighting for Wellness: Youth Thrive When You Do
An Interview with Brittany Patterson, PhD