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 […]

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 […]

3 Things you didn’t know about summer camp jobs

Summer Camps assist with travel expenses Travel to a new part of the country is a major perk of working at summer camp,  Camps are located not only in some of the most beautiful wilderness and lake setting in the world bit also near cultural and tourist attractions and major cities.  In addition to salary, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Signing on the Dotted Line: Commitment Is a Two-Way Street

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 […]

Perks For Your Staff This Summer

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 […]

Making a Career of Summer Camp

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 […]