Project Real Job
Preventing Burnout: Caring for Your Staff’s Mental Health while Camp Is in Session
A camp job is hard work. Camp is so worth it, as evidenced by all the positive outcomes research has shown campers achieve. But that does not make the job any easier — especially...
Step Up Your Hiring Game: Attracting Interns through a Field Experience Manual
Mon, 10/25/2021 - 14:02
Here are some easy steps to get you started putting together your own field experience manual.
Staff Culture: Reclaim Your Purpose, Part 2
Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:40
This blog post is the second in a two-part series about staff culture.
Staff Culture: Reclaim Your Purpose, Part 1
Mon, 09/27/2021 - 14:53
When finishing one camp season and preparing for another, don't forget to unpack your baggage and reclaim your purpose.
Camp as a Springboard: Three Camp Characteristics Applicable to Any Career
Mon, 05/24/2021 - 13:50
Camp experiences provide invaluable skills for meaningful and fulfilling careers.
CampWire Episode 37: Camp Staff Recruiting - Finding Diverse Organizations on Campus
Sun, 05/23/2021 - 11:12
This podcast talks about how to find organizations for BIPOC students, why it is important to hire diverse staff members for summer camp, and how diversity can impact the culture of your camp.
Want a More Resilient Staff? Focus on Feedback
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 14:04
So now that we are finally faced with a glimmer of light at the end of this year-long tunnel, it’s time to shift our focus to how we can help develop a resilient staff with staying power — not just for this summer, but for future summers as well.
Creating an Inclusive Culture to Increase Staff Retention
Mon, 04/26/2021 - 13:39
A camp culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging can lead to better staff retention.
Staff Recruiting: The Answer Is Right in Front of You
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:53
What if your recruitment efforts started at your camp — with campers you already know? Falling Creek outlines their plan to flip our recruitment strategy from outside to the inside.
Innovation Engineers: Encourage Your Staff to Engage and Create
Mon, 03/29/2021 - 11:13
Whether your program is day, overnight, or an after-school program, the innovation experience can be molded to fit your camp's needs.