Determining Competency: Essentials in Interviewing

"What you have to do is get them talking in such a way that they are unguarded. It could be anything they happen to be into, like their favorite baseball team or a dream they have about doing something. That's where you find out who they really are. By schmoozing in this way, I can tell whether I want someone on my staff or not!"

Hiring, Firing, and Everything In Between: Business Practices You Need

The learner will gain basic knowledge of good human resources practices regarding hiring and termination, as well as knowledge of where to access employment law information and the types of laws that will apply to camp operations.  The presenters are experienced camp professionals who will share their insight and experiences.

By the end of the webinar participant will learn:

Effective Human Resource and Employment Practices

Having the right papers in place is one key to finding, hiring and supervising your seasonal or year round staff.  This session will provide samples, ideas and tips for applications, job descriptions, interviewing and personnel policies. 


  1. Review samples of current human resource management tools.
  2. Understand components of an effective human resource management plan.
  3. Explore sources of human resource information.
  4. Learn best practices in human resource management.

Audition Versus Interview: Casting the Role of Camp Counselor

This session will teach you several techniques from the eye of a Broadway Director which will help you transform your interview process into one that brings out true character, emotional response, and motivation from your applicants. Learn “Auditioning Skills” that will forever make your interviews a more dynamic character driven process.


Reflections on Hiring Camp Staff

Hiring young women and men who are prepared to put campers' needs before their own is by far the most important thing I do each year. With year-round programs offering short-term residential experiences in the spring and week-long sessions in the summer, fall, and winter seasons — plus 23 respite care weekends and 23 camper trips, the hiring process is indeed a year-round adventure.

Find Summer and Seasonal Staff

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