Project 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 Summer 2021?” They spent several weeks developing innovative ideas during a PRJ Innovation Boot Camp. In this webinar, you will (1) hear teams pitch their ideas, (2) have the opportunity to ask questions, and (3) reflect on how to bring these innovative ideas back to camp. 

Innovation Boot Camp -Shark Tank Event- Ideas Around Staff Motivation

Project Real Job brings you 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 Summer 2021?” They spent several weeks developing innovative ideas during a PRJ Innovation Boot Camp. In this webinar, you will (1) hear teams pitch their ideas, (2) have the opportunity to ask questions, and (3) reflect on how to bring these innovative ideas back to camp. 

Recruiting College Students: Make It Personal

Staff recruitment is looking a bit . . . or a lot . . . different this year. Slowly, a shift from loading up the car and driving cross-country to area colleges for job fairs has given way to online recruitment.

Working 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 working and attending our camp. 

Webinar - ACA Project Real Job's Shark Tank: Innovative 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 Summer 2021?” They spent several weeks developing innovative ideas during a PRJ Innovation Boot Camp. In this webinar, you will (1) hear teams pitch their ideas, (2) have the opportunity to ask questions, and (3) reflect on how to bring these innovative ideas back to camp. 

Staff 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 with vaccines, state orders, and CDC guidelines.

Start 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, why do camp professionals make a career out of it? The answer lies with the purpose of camp: to make a positive difference in the life of a child. That is why so many choose the fulfilling and rewarding work of summer camp every year.

Staff Culture: Your Values in Action During Uncertain Times, Part 2

We believe staff culture and camp culture are tied together. They are not separate. The culture your staff embraces and models is your camp culture.

Staff Culture: Your Values in Action During Uncertain Times, Part 1

When it is hard to determine what to do next, the one thing that can be controlled in challenging times (or any time) is our response. 

Cut the Fluff: How to Attract High-Quality Staff

There are many reasons why summer camps struggle to find and retain quality staff. We see many camps focus their job descriptions around the cultural elements that the job provides, illustrating the fun benefits of working at camp. While camps offer many professional development opportunities, they fall short showcasing those areas to prospective candidates. In our experience, that is a fatal error.

Think about it: How many positions have you advertised like this?

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