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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:

Creating Community and Building Pipelines through Applicant References

This blog in support of Project Real Job discusses the importance of curating relationships with staff applicant references such as professors, former staff, and coaches.

Project Real Job

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

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.

OSHA’s Requirement for Vaccination and Testing and the Impact on Camps

Join us for an update on OSHA’s new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing and its impact on camps.  Under the new standard, covered employers must develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work.

Tips for Hiring Quality Staff without Spending a Dime

A common challenge for summer camp administrators in 2021 was staff recruitment and hiring. This is not surprising, since there is a labor shortage across the country. According to the Washington Post in September, “There are currently 10 million job openings, yet more than 8.4 million unemployed are still actively looking for work.” There have been several hypotheses for what is causing this shortage, from excessive government benefits to low minimum wage and even a general change in how Americans view work. 

CampWire Episode 37: Camp Staff Recruiting - Finding Diverse Organizations on Campus

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.

Question & Answer - Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021

This Question & Answer resource will help camps understand many of the various provisions in the law. ACA will continue to update this resource as new information becomes available. 

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