In late July, we began seeing camp social media feeds advertising for 2019 staff positions. Camps are setting up staff specific Instagram accounts, in addition to the official camp Instagram account. We at CampStaff find both of these very relevant because 1. it shows that camps are becoming more aggressive (and much earlier in the […]Read More CAMPS ARE USING SOCIAL MEDIA MORE & BETTER
Year round staffing efforts are nothing new. The majority of camps using CampStaff have a full-time staffing coordinator. Even during the summer camp season, CampStaff.com once again experienced brisk usage traffic as staffing coordinators or directors hired additional or replacement staff as needed. And in recent years, plenty of camps have made sure staff invited […]Read More Camps Are Staffing Now
For those of you out there feeling the post summer camp blues, treat yourself to something nice to inspire you and remind you of your “camp self”. It’s strange but true; a tangible item may just be what you need to remind you of who you are at summer camp; the person who shared openly […]Read More More Gift Ideas to Keep Your “Camp Self” Alive – $10 and up
Home from summer camp? How’s the re-entry going? If you are anything like me, you re-watch videos on your phone from Olympics, you are thrilled that you took pics in live mode so you can feel for a brief moment what you felt when you originally took that picture at camp. You use social media […]Read More $10 and under Buys to help you hold on to your “camp self”
Reprinted in part from Camping Magazine by permission of the American Camp Association; copyright 2018 by the American Camping Association, Inc. Congratulations! You committed to working at camp this summer, and the director and/or team who hired you have been anticipating your arrival since you signed on the dotted line! It is completely normal to have cold […]Read More Signing on the Dotted Line: Commitment Is a Two-Way Street
We had such a great response from our post last week on items for staff to pack, we thought we’d share a few more items with you. So, if you are packing up to head off to camp this summer, here’s a few more tips on items to bring along. These tips come from almost […]Read More Summer Camp Staff; What To Pack (part 2)
Camps, you’ve worked so hard this season to hire the best staff out there. Now, let’s make sure we are helping staff feel appreciated this summer. The more time and effort we put into our staff, the more time and effort they will put into the campers. A win-win for all. Chances are that if […]Read More Perks For Your Staff This Summer
For all of you staffers getting ready to head off to camp, you are probably starting to think about what you will pack for the summer. No doubt your camp has sent you a packing list. Use it! And… I thought I’d share some general camp items with you that are among my favorite. water […]Read More Summer Camp Staff, What to Pack?
I recently attended the Tri-State Camp Conference, the largest gathering of camp professionals in the world. It’s a wonderful event organized by the New York and New Jersey section of the American Camp Association. For three days, thousands of camp professionals gather in Atlantic City, NJ to share best practices, learn from leaders in other […]Read More Making a Career of Summer Camp
The summer of 2011 was the first of many summers I would later spend working at a summer sleep away camp, in a small town in Central, New York. Even though I had spent 8 summers as a camper at the camp I had never worked there and I was extremely nervous. Over the past […]Read More From the Outside you Can’t Understand Camp, and From the Inside you Can’t Explain it.