https://www.acacamps.org/blog/innovation-engineers-encourage-your-staff-engage-createInnovation Engineers: Encourage Your Staff to Engage and Create
Whether your program is day, overnight, or an after-school program, the innovation experience can be molded to fit your camp's needs.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/working-summer-camp-can-be-more-fun-skill-developmentWorking at Summer Camp Can Be More Than Fun and Skill Development
In this blog, we briefly summarize some of our recent findings related to the seasonal camp staff experience and our work as part of ACA’s National Impact Study.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/recruiting-college-students-make-it-personalRecruiting College Students: Make It Personal
Staff recruitment is looking a bit . . . or a lot . . . different this year. Slowly, a shift from loading up the car and driving cross-country to area colleges for job fairs has...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/working-camp-essential-experience-ultimate-summer-jobWorking 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-eraStaff 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-campStart 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-2Staff 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-1Staff 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-staffCut 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-developmentTurning 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...