Photo Credit Camp Walt Whitman

CampStaff Costume Contest

Win $100 AmEx gift card! Working at summer camp is more than a summer in a beautiful location and meeting great people…its also about fun!  Whats more fun than dressing up in costumes at camp?  From Summer Halloween to Color Wars, Carnivals and Olympics camp counselors have lots of excuses to play dress up!  With […]

photo credit Camp Robindel, NH

How to Have a Summer Camp Internship

This year, more colleges and universities are requiring students to fill summer internship credits making the summer internship the camp industry’s biggest competitor for college aged staff.   Internships are intended to provide learning opportunities, develop leadership and offer a chance to assume responsibilities in a field of interest. In many cases however, internships at […]

Best Summer Camp Horror Flick of All Time

Pre-Halloween shout out to our favorite summer camp horror flick, Friday the 13th (or for camp directors – aka “How Not to Deal with Difficult Camp Parents”). It should go without saying that this is probably not the movie to show on Movie Night at camp (R-rating not withstanding) but with summer still months away, […]

How to select the RIGHT summer camp management software

Staffing for summer camps is becoming more and more time consuming.  One the last 20 plus years of CampStaff.com we’ve seen a shift from job seekers trying to catch the eye of staffing coordinators to summer camps trying to stay connected with potential camp job applicants.  While CampStaff can help make staff recruiting more efficient, […]

Rethinking the Lost Position of Camp Waiter

The summer camps in the area I first worked once had highly coveted positions of Camp Waiters.  My old camp employed former campers between their CIT year and high school graduation – when they were eligible to be full cabin staff.  Positions were limited and very competitive.  The jobs were also hard work.  But a […]

RV’ers and Summer Camps

We’re sure you’ve seen the instagram feeds – full-time RV’ers, van lifers, digital nomads -whatever you want to call them – families living and working in cool homes on wheels with ever changing beautiful views and seemingly endless adventures.  Thanks to the flexibility offered by internet based jobs and schools, an ever growing number of […]

Looking for a Leadership Position at Camp?

Now is the time to contact camps about your role for summer 2019! Summer camps are a full time business. We all show up to work at camp in June and it seems like things are just as we left them last August. Behind the scenes, camp directors and their full time staff have been […]

Camps Are Using SOCIAL MEDIA More & Better

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 […]

Camps Are Staffing Now

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 […]