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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 . . . 

Developing a Certification Program as a Staff Recruitment/Retention Tool

I’ll start by being blatantly transparent: we created our certification program with a specific goal: To recruit and retain more qualified and dedicated staff. OK, honestly, just more staff in general. There. I’ve said it. It was selfish in its creation, perhaps, but it has great benefits for our staff as well as for us as a camp. Let me tell you more.

Project Real Job

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

Staffing Summit Follow-Up: Option 2

Need Staff? Together We Can Tackle Today’s Staffing Challenges

The struggle to hire staff for 2021 (and have them show up and stay) was painfully felt in camps across the board. We worked together to navigate pandemic challenges; we can do the same for the staffing crisis. ACA Project Real Job resources, standout Staffing Summit takeaways, and promising practices will be shared in this timely and collaborative session. 

Staffing Summit Follow-Up: Option 1

Need Staff? Together We Can Tackle Today’s Staffing Challenges

The struggle to hire staff for 2021 (and have them show up and stay) was painfully felt in camps across the board. We worked together to navigate pandemic challenges; we can do the same for the staffing crisis. ACA Project Real Job resources, standout Staffing Summit takeaways, and promising practices will be shared in this timely and collaborative session. 

Step Up Your Hiring Game: Attracting Interns through a Field Experience Manual

Are you worried about staffing shortages and how many international staff you can hire? Have you heard potential staff say, “Thanks for the offer, but I need an internship”? Creating a field experience manual to attract and hire interns for camp jobs is a great answer for both concerns.

Working at Camp: An Essential Experience and the Ultimate Summer Job

We all thought that camp was a vital experience before the pandemic. Now, we are an essential experience for the mental and emotional health of the young people working and attending our camp. 

Staff Recruitment in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 remains a real threat to operations and knowing what is to come this summer. Nonetheless, finding quality summer staff is a must — even if those staffing plans are contingent on what happens with vaccines, state orders, and CDC guidelines.

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.

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