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2023 ACA Staffing Summit

Save the date for 2023! Additional details and registration coming soon! ACA Inc., ACA, New York and New Jersey, ACA, Illinois and ACA, New England are proud to present the 2023 Staffing Summit...

Inviting Elected Officials to Your Camp Guide

This tool kit has everything you need to successfully invite an elected official to your camp and manage their visit. Inviting elected officials to camp is a great relationship-building and...

Why 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.

ACA Government Relations Working to Support Camps

Like many industries, the US camp industry was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The American Camp Association (ACA) advocated at an unprecedented level during the pandemic to enact...

Working 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Staffing Your Kitchen

It’s not you. With a 3:1 ratio of available culinary positions to applicants, the labor shortage for kitchen staff continues to be a harsh reality. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the...

Lawfully Recruiting and Hiring the Best Candidates

These 10 tips can help you throughout the staff hiring process.

Creating 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.

Straight 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.

Becoming an Accountable Recruiter

Hiring the right people is key to successful camp operations.