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 […]

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Up Your Social Media Game to Up Your Staff Return Rate

What’s the main reason your staff return to camp each summer? We know it’s not the reasons “real world” HR believe in… 4-day work weeks, high pay, flex schedules, telecommuting, in house barista, etc, etc. In the summer camping world, we know that the #1 reason staff return to camp is for the relationships created […]

How We Make Summer Camp Work for Our Family and You Can, Too

Winter break is here – hooray! Schools are out and even college students will be home for a few weeks. We are sure you’ll be busy with parties and presents but its not too soon to be thinking about summer! Sure, this fall you researched camps for your younger kids and probably even dropped a […]

3 Super Perks for Summer Camp Nurses

Nurses are in high demand EVERYWHERE so why not try a few weeks SOMEWHERE new?  Summer camps throughout the US and Canada are hiring summer nurses.  Here are 3 reasons you should give camp nursing a try! 1. Travel – When we said everywhere, we mean everywhere. Camps from the New England coastline to the […]

In the mood for some camp reading this winter?

I recently read a novel, based on friendships that began at summer camp. Like most of you interested in working at camp this summer, a book that references camp gives me good vibes in the middle of the winter. The book is titled, “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer, a New York Times best selling author. […]

4 Ways to Prep for the Camp Staffing Surge

After 22 seasons of summer camp staffing experience, we know it’s coming – the camp staffing surge.  Beginning the week after college students return to campus from Christmas break, the waves of summer camp staff applications begin steadily surging in, only to be punctuated with mini-staffing tsunamis following the end of spring breaks around the […]