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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

April 3, 2015

Questions Parents Need to Ask About Summer Camp Safety Prior to Registration

When you wave goodbye to your kids for the summer (or even just for the day), you want them to be comfortable, safe and enthusiastic about the adventures ahead of them. Read on for questions to help parents find a camp that makes them feel the same. Question 1: How long has the summer camp been open? Is it... Read More

April 7, 2014

Summer Camp Counselors Can Provide Guidance for Life’s Next Leap

A recent article on Kidshealth.org details how parents can support kids as they transition out of high school and into the next phase of adulthood. But parents aren’t the only ones who can help with this. As the article suggests, your teen can reach out to people within his or her network for informational interviews and professional guidance. Summer... Read More

October 15, 2013

Summer Campers Make the Best Camp Counselors

Most campers have so much fun at summer camp and learn such valuable lessons they want to come back and do it all over as a camp counselor. Although being a counselor is a much different experience than being a camper, the summercamp experience teaches kids and teens alike how to become better leaders, more self confident and self... Read More

June 7, 2013

College Students Gain Important Skills with Summer Camp Jobs

Summer Camp Jobs Help College Students Studying Education Hone Teaching Skills “Being a camp counselor is a 24/7 job, you have to be ready at any moment to be a father, a mentor, a best friend…It is one of the most rewarding ‘jobs’ you will ever have in your life and the memories you have of camp will last... Read More