Best Summer Camp Horror Flick of All Time

Pre-Halloween shout out to our favorite summer camp horror flick, Friday the 13th (or for camp directors – aka “How Not to Deal with Difficult Camp Parents”). It should go without saying that this is probably not the movie to show on Movie Night at camp (R-rating not withstanding) but with summer still months away, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Camp Staff; What To Pack (part 2)

We had such a great response from our post last week on items for staff to pack, we thought we’d share a few more items with you. So, if you are packing up to head off to camp this summer, here’s a few more tips on items to bring along. These tips come from almost […]

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 […]

CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT SUMMER…..

The date was May 2017 and for those living in the South, that time of year translates to school letting out, and kids under our feet for the hot summer months ahead.  Our son was just 10 years old- the perfect age where he thinks he can do everything on his own, but also that […]