https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-39-mindfulness-practices-campCampWire Episode 39: Mindfulness Practices at Camp
ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with Susan Fee and Tanea Mills to discuss how mindfulness practices can enhance the camp experience.
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/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.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-recruiting-answer-right-front-youStaff Recruiting: The Answer Is Right in Front of You
What if your recruitment efforts started at your camp — with campers you already know? Falling Creek outlines their plan to flip our recruitment strategy from outside to the inside.
https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/project-real-jobs-innovation-boot-camp-shark-tank-event-ideas-around-staffProject Real Job’s Innovation Boot Camp - Shark Tank Event - Ideas Around Staff Motivation
Shark Tank for Camp Pros, and YOU are the Sharks (i.e., judges)! A cohort of over 40 camp leaders, staff, and students were given the prompt, “What is one new way you can motivate staff leading up to...
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/article/camping-magazine/staff-culture-skipping-season-without-skipping-beatStaff Culture: Skipping a Season without Skipping a Beat
Summer 2020 impacted every aspect of camp, and regardless of how things played out — with various scenarios of camp running in some form or not at all — building next summer’s staff team weighs...
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,...