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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Camp Staff, What to Pack?

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 […]

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 […]