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September 13, 2015

3 Ways Summer Camps Need to Evaluate their Programs at the End of the Season

Summer camps are constantly looking at both qualitative and quantitative data to assess how well their programs did for the season. A good program gathers evaluations from all participants in their chain – campers, staff and parents. Each of these three groups offers insider information about how effective and successful the camp is, and where the gaps may be.... Read More

September 6, 2015

Why Camp Counselors Love Their Job

It seems crazy that a person would want to dedicate their summers to working extraordinary hours, caring for other people’s kids and exhausting themselves with daily activities and duties. Being a camp counselor is not an easy job. Often, camp counselors have responsibilities around the clock with minimal time off for themselves. They face issues that are normally left... Read More

August 29, 2015

3 Ways to Adjust when Your Summer Camp Job is Over for the Season

You’ve spent the summer wrangling children, cleaning up after them, tending to the homesick and pulling wayward arrows and pool noodles from places you never imagined they’d get stuck. And let’s be real – you’ve loved every second of your summer camp job. But as the leaves turn golden and all of your campers trudge from their cabins to... Read More

August 14, 2015

Summer Camps for Young Athletes

In addition to building athletic aptitude, sports summer camps foster many other components of kids’ personal development process: discipline, wellness and nutrition, teamwork, communication, and leadership – are all woven both naturally and intentionally into quality sports programs. Beyond traditional summer camps, sports camps also create a unique bond among their participants because these kids are striving to improve... Read More

July 13, 2015

The Best Summer Camp in America (8) – An Overview of Summer Camp Accreditation

This is the seventh article in a series of ten on “Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America.” Accreditation Helps Confirm Credibility of a Summer Camp When looking for a camp it’s important to know how the program is evaluated and improved over time. Many camps are members of organizations that provide standards for the industry and educational opportunities... Read More

July 5, 2015

The Best Summer Camp in America (7) – The Staff Makes the Camp

This is the seventh article in a series of ten on “Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America.” Why a Great Camp Staff Is Important When choosing your family’s summer camp, consider the camp’s staff.  Most administrators will tell you that having the best facility and equipment is meaningless without an outstanding staff. Good counselors can inspire campers to... Read More

May 26, 2015

The Best Summer Camp in America (2) – Consider the Camp Philosophy

This is the second article in a series of ten on “Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America.” When Choosing a Summer Camp, Consider the Camp’s Philosophy. Every summer camp has a philosophy, and each is different from other camps. Some summer camps are strictly for fun and entertainment and others have a definite educational goal. Some camps use... Read More

May 3, 2015

The Benefits of Working a Mountain Biking Job at a Summer Camp for Kids

Why Consider Mountain Biking Summer Camp Jobs? Camps are a special place, not only for kids, but also for staff, counselors, and directors. Summer camp brings back some of the best childhood memories, that is why it can be one of the best professional experiences any adult can have. Summer programs allow girls and boys to learn to become... Read More

April 25, 2015

Christian Retreat Centers: A Great Place to Work

Retreat and conference centers on summer camp properties are a great place to work and gain valuable professional experience. One of the most rewarding environments to work in, especially when they are located in a natural setting. Director Positions If you are seasoned and looking for a full time director position, you will need to have experience with: fundraising,... Read More

April 18, 2015

What to Look for in a Sports Camp Staff

1. Directors Must Make Safety a Top Priority Sports camps offer a variety of ways for kids to get plenty of fresh air and exercise, and we all want children to enjoy themselves, but we also want them to be safe. Outdoor activities can be risky, but directors of sports programs can minimize the chance kids will get hurt.... Read More