Holiday Wish List Ideas

Now is the perfect time to put together your holiday wish list….with all things camp!

Here’s a few ideas of what to ask for, or what to give a camp friend this holiday season.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thoughts on Being A Camp Nurse

As a camp nurse, Kenya Samad shares what personally captured her / what made her return year after year to the camp where she currently works. While this article is directed at camps, it is a helpful read for anyone considering working at camp this summer as a nurse. 1- the opportunity for my daughter to […]

Why should a traveler work at summer camp?

I came across this blog post and think it’s worth sharing with all you amazing, world travelers out there. With permission, Jessica Lippe shares some really awesome insight on why camp is a great fit for a traveler. Riding an airboat! You can find me on the right in the burgundy tee Experience Once-in-a-Lifetime Events… […]