summer camp staff recruitment

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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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 […]

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, […]

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Instant Staff Recruiting Upgrade with Instagram

CampStaff pulls 3 or 4 Instagram images from member camps everyday to feature summer camps and summer camp jobs. To be honest, with many summer camps, it’s pretty tough to find great staff specific images to use.  Don’t get us wrong, you are doing GREAT with camper centric posts.  And we understand not wanting to feature […]