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Camp Counselor Skills Are Professional Skills

As we work to connect with potential camp staff members, it is important to make sure they truly understand the value of working at summer camp. 

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.

Gen Z Staff: What Exactly Are They Looking For?

Here are some Gen Z employment trends that started before the pandemic and now appear to be widespread.

Staff Recruitment Social Media Resources

Use the following suggested social media posts to help boost your staff recruitement efforts.

Suggested Social Posts

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Project Real Job

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

Staff Recruitment & Retention Downloadable Handouts

These free resources help tell the story about the importance of adding summer camp experience to a resume!

Commitment: How Do We Earn It — and How Do We Keep It?

An answer to this question of the century may seem counterintuitive, yet it is at the core of most camp communities: Relationships. More than ever, staff are looking for connection and belonging. So how do we focus on those needs without defaulting to the program needs we consider necessary to run camp? We will look at relationship development by flipping the order of our current recruiting, hiring, and staffing ideas. This can lead to various opportunities to earn and keep staff commitment.

Me, Work at Camp? No Way!

During the 2021 ACA National Staffing Summit, five students were selected by their professors to serve on a panel to discuss why they did not want to work at camp. They were chosen because they would be great camp counselors but had said they were not interested. These are their stories . . . 

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