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https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/first-contact-end-contract

From First Contact to End of Contract

We know that staff can be a challenge to find, attract, hire, engage, and retain. What makes the staff journey result in forward progress from start to completion of their camp experience? Current...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/compensating-camp-staff-five-key-issues-consider-setting-your-2019-pay-policies

Compensating Camp Staff: Five Key Issues To Consider In Setting Your 2019 Pay Policies

When it comes to personnel issues, one of the foremost areas of risk for all employers — camps included — is employee compensation.

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/staffing-strategies-where-have-we-been-where-are-we-headed

Staffing Strategies: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?

What happened throughout one’s generational history influences current views and perspectives, and camp directors carry those perceptions with them in their thoughts and actions — including those...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/yes-only-means-yes-until-something-better-comes-along-making-camp-best-offer-gen-z-staff

Yes Only Means Yes Until Something Better Comes Along: Making Camp the Best Offer for Gen Z Staff

Staff sign a contract, then inform you the week before camp begins that they won’t be coming after all. Or staff commit to working the entire season only to tell (not ask!) you they are leaving for...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/meeting-minds-camp-directors-higher-ed-college-students

A Meeting of the Minds: Camp Directors, Higher Ed, and College Students

Camps need staff to run their programs; colleges/universities have various requirements for students regarding coursework and internships; and students are usually pulled between what they want to do...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/14-questions-identify-potential-hiring-risks-camp

14 Questions to Identify Potential Hiring Risks at Camp

During her job interview, Blanch spoke modestly but articulately about her sophomore-year university honors project. She seemed serious at first but sailed through an acapella folk tune with...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/locating-working-effectively-supervising-physician-nurse-practitioner

Locating and Working Effectively with a Supervising Physician/Nurse Practitioner

Camp professionals are well aware of the critical need to have a medical professional associated with the camp's health services. This professional typically provides direction when questions arise...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/evolving-risks-employment-practices-sexual-harassment-unlawful-discrimination

Evolving Risks — Employment Practices / Sexual Harassment / Unlawful Discrimination

In 2015, there was a sharp increase in the number of calls to the ACA Crisis Hotline about accommodation and inclusion of individuals, both staff and campers, who identify themselves as transgender,...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/truth-consequences-interviewing-skills-camp-professionals

Truth and Consequences: Interviewing Skills for Camp Professionals

Raymond (not his real name) is an experienced camp director on the East Coast. When it comes to interviewing staff, Raymond feels especially confident about his ability to "sniff out the good ones."...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/recruiting-interviewing-hiring-ensure-best-best

Recruiting, Interviewing, and Hiring to Ensure the Best of the Best

Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring staff is the most important part of your job as a camp director. It is the single most time-consuming and, at times, tedious task you will undertake. However,...