Project Real Job

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

How to Manage Camp Staff Fatigue

Fatigue at camp is like inclement weather at camp. You’re going to have it at some point, but if you spot it before it happens, you can take steps to be prepared for it and reduce the impact it has on your staff and program.

How to Encourage Camp Staff to Return Next Year: An Evening Reflections Program Based on Psychological Needs

Staff retention is a significant challenge for many seasonal camps. Although camp managers do their best to achieve high or even equal retention rates of their seasonal staff, it is still very likely that they face both attrition and turnover, annually. Reasons that counselors may choose not to come back to camp, include:

Camp Staff Recruitment and Hiring Ideas Amid Coronavirus Concerns

These camp staff hiring and recruitment tips can help you find staff amid concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Find Summer and Seasonal Camp Staff

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A Letter From a First-Year Summer Camp Staff Member

This blog post in support of Project Real Job offers advice on how to help first-year staff members ease into camp life.

In & Out: Getting Staff in the Door and Turning People Down, but Not Away

This blog post in support of Project Real Job discusses the importance of incorporating objective criteria into your summer camp staff recruitment process.

It's #HiringSeason: Using Instagram to Maximize Staff Engagement

Hiring season is in full force, and many high-achieving college and graduate students are already lining up internship opportunities and jobs for this summer. With 72 percent of young adults using Instagram daily for more than 28 minutes a day, it is a no-brainer to use Instagram to recruit new and returning staff members for your summer camp. 

Here are a few easy improvements you can make to your camp’s Instagram strategy to help recruit staff for summer 2020. 

Three Different Roads That Led to Working at Camp

Working at summer camp helps young adults learn skills that will be valuable in their future careers, including leadership, communication, and more.

The Process of Interviewing Prospective Staff

The interview process for summer camp jobs can help weed out prospective staff who won't meet expectations.

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