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ACA, Southern California/Hawaii Spring Leadership Conference

Spring Leadership Conference (SLC) is known for excellent professional development, unrivaled social events, and an incredibly relaxing and energizing conference location.  Participants will...

Creating a Culture of Abuse Prevention at Camp

Abuse prevention at it’s core is creating a camp environment where staff, campers and caregivers know that the organization not only has policies and procedures in place to prevent abuse but, knows...

Should 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.

Colorado Camp Legislation 2023

Stay out of court and in camp.  The Colorado legislative landscape continues to be very dynamic for camps.  Join us for a quick rundown on the top laws and regulations you need to know...

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.

Addressing the Elephant in Camp: Little Pay Creates Big Challenges

It was the middle of May, and I was sitting in my office following another Saturday morning of interviewing counselor applicants for the summer camp season. Three interviews total: one ghosted, one...

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...

2023 Staff Training Issue of Camping Magazine

Each year, the May/June issue of Camping Magazine is devoted to staff training — perfect for Staff Orientation!

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.