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.
The date was May 2017 and for those living in the South, that time of year translates to school letting out, and kids under our feet for the hot summer months ahead. Our son was just 10 years old- the perfect age where he thinks he can do everything on his own, but also that […]Read More CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT SUMMER…..
In preparing to go to summer camp for the first time this coming summer, my neighbor is full of excitement, as well as some nerves. She is 19 and will be traveling this summer to the northeast to work at camp. The following are real questions I’ve gotten just this week; from her, from her […]Read More Real Questions, Asked by a Real Staff Member
As a camp nurse, Kenya Samad shares what personally captured her / what made her return year after year to the camp where she currently works. While this article is directed at camps, it is a helpful read for anyone considering working at camp this summer as a nurse. 1- the opportunity for my daughter to […]Read More Thoughts on Being A Camp Nurse
Camp has meant so much to me from the first day I stepped foot onto the powerful plot of land that is summer camp. I first attended camp at the ripe old age of 6 (one year earlier than I should have but, you don’t tell my Mom no!) My mother sent me to camp […]Read More Camp Has Never Let Me Down