Job Descriptions

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Staffing, Compensation, and Benefits Report

Each year, the American Camp Association (ACA) surveys its members about specific areas of their camp operations and makes the results available so camps can benchmark their business practices. The focus for 2017-2018 was on the following issues related to camp staff:

2022 Staff Training Issue of Camping Magazine

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

How Do You Spur Culture Change at Camp?

If you’re noticing something that could use a change, there’s a good chance that others are too.

Staff Recruitment Social Media Resources

Use the following suggested social media posts to help boost your staff recruitement efforts.

Suggested Social Posts

Download the following PNG graphics to use along with the suggested social posts.

Project Real Job

Get assistance with communicating the career-enhancing benefits of working at camp to prospective employees and their parents.

Staff Recruitment & Retention Downloadable Handouts

These free resources help tell the story about the importance of adding summer camp experience to a resume!

Commitment: How Do We Earn It — and How Do We Keep It?

An answer to this question of the century may seem counterintuitive, yet it is at the core of most camp communities: Relationships. More than ever, staff are looking for connection and belonging. So how do we focus on those needs without defaulting to the program needs we consider necessary to run camp? We will look at relationship development by flipping the order of our current recruiting, hiring, and staffing ideas. This can lead to various opportunities to earn and keep staff commitment.

Middle Managers Certificate

If you currently hold (or maybe hope to hold) a Middle Manager position in a youth program, the new knowledge you learn and the skills you develop in this CAQ can help you feel more confident and qualified as you function in this position or consider one of these jobs in the future.

This staff training certificate is specifically designed for people like you who are working as a middle manager in a camp or some other kind of youth setting like afterschool.

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 research and promising practices provide information that can help camps succeed throughout this cycle. Join us as we take a look at some of those contributing factors.

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