Camp conference season is coming!

You probably already know that summer camp is a year-round process for your camp directors and full-time support staff. It takes ten full months to make those magical two months happen every summer. But what you may not know is that you can also get involved in the “off-season” starting with on-going training and networking […]

Turn Your Returning Staff into Your Top Recruiters

Photo Credit Camp Ocean Pines When I first started hiring staff for camp back in the 90’s, the process was in some ways much simpler. The internet was relatively new. Our camp didn’t even have a website by first year and even CampStaff was still a few years away. Recruiting staff meant running a 3 […]

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3 Staff Recruiting Lessons from NCAA Signing Day

photo credit Camp Weequahik If you think recruiting for your summer camp staff team is time consuming and sometimes frustrating, how would you like to have spent time and effort recruiting someone from 8th grade through 12th grade only to have them take a “better” offer at the last minute? College coaches are facing a […]

2 Useful Facts if You are Considering Being a Camp Nurse

Thinking about being a camp nurse this summer, but not sure if it will work for you? Here’s two facts about working as a nurse at camp that may help you with your decision. You can also read our blog post on the truth about being a camp nurse if you’d like to find out […]

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4 Things to Do Today to Find the Best Summer Camp Staff

photo credit Camp Wayne for Boys Camp staffing season is fully underway for great summer camps across the US. Each year, the competition for hiring summer employees gets more and more complicated and challenging. Savvy first time staffers are willing to compare and contrast camp job opportunities to find the one that best suits their […]

10 Things that Require Zero Talent

This week at my daughter’s basketball game, another mother shared this piece of scrap paper with me. It states, “10 Things that Require Zero Talent”. We talked about how this list relates to a student athlete. I couldn’t help but think how the list relates to a summer camp counselor; a compilation of the intangibles […]