Fast ways to fill your last camp jobs

photo credit: Camp Tanadoona Opening day of camp is just around the corner and you still have a few positions to fill. No need to panic, you have a few no cost or low cost options easily available and one huge annual event working in your favor. Colleges are wrapping up the school year and […]

Pack a camp dog; unpack staff stress.

There has been a large amount of attention lately being put on the topic of the mental health of summer camp staff. Rightfully so, as studies show that more than 80% of college students felt overwhelmed by all they had to do in the past year and 45% have felt things were hopeless. While the […]

5 Shoes You’ll Want at Summer Camp

At camp, we are on our feet literally all day; often on rugged and uneven terrains, and in a variety of weather conditions. Help your staff prepare for your terrain by recommending the right foot wear for them. When counselors arrive at camp unprepared, it starts the job off on the wrong foot (pun intended!). […]

4 Ways to Help New Staff Transition into Camp

photo credit Camp Kzoo/Super Rec, MI New staff will be at camp soon! They have interviewed, filled out forms, packed and travelled in preparation for their summer job.  They may have driven a short distance or have flown across the world to work for you. Are you ready to show them that you appreciate them?  […]

Get Staff to Read Your Emails

Are you frustrated with the lack of response to your staffing emails? You aren’t alone. We hear this from camps: “I found a great job candidate, I reached out, it started great and then nothing when I followed up with emails (cue cricket sounds).” Well, it might not be the job or you…it may be […]

photo credit Iroquois Springs Camp

A Day in the Life of a Camp Nurse

photo credit Iroquois Springs Camp Let us help you imagine what a typical day as a camp nurse may be like. You wake up to the sound of birds outside your window and fresh air on your face. You hear the distant giggle of children as they take an early morning swim in the gorgeous […]