Make Copies or Make a Difference? Camp Is a Real Job
There has never been a better time to work at camp!
Camp on a Resume: Help Staff Get It Write
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:07
It goes without saying that camp makes a huge difference in the lives of staff. We also know that staff develop 21st Century skills such as communication, critical thinking...
Overcome Common Barriers to Making Your Camp Staff Feel Valued
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:03
Ah, the annual review at work. Or, in our camp settings, the end-of-session/summer evaluation. What a wonderful time for me, as a supervisor, to finally tell a staff member how I...
Changes to Individual Tax Returns Affecting Camps
There have been many changes to the US tax laws since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Tax filers are finding out some of the realities of the tax law changes as...
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.
Repetition, Repetition, Repetition: One Reason Camp Is a Unique Professional Experience
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:11
Summer camp jobs can teach camp staff important lessons, such as how to fail and bounce back — an important professional development skill.
Camp Staffing: We Can Avoid a Crisis!
Over the past few years, directors all over the country have reported struggling with the fact that good staff are harder to find. They also indicate that it is much more difficult...
The Process of Interviewing Prospective Staff
Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:44
The interview process for summer camp jobs can help weed out prospective staff who won't meet expectations.
What You Don’t Know Can’t Help You: The Value of Asking Your Staff
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:34
Staff feedback is vital to running a successful summer camp. Your staff are the only ones with the answers to these questions, so if you want to know the answers . . . ask them.
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 —...