Tag: summer camp staff

Staff Orientation Week

Some campers and parents may wonder what happens up at camp before they arrive.  When do the counselors get there and what do they do to prepare?  All of America’s Finest Summer Camp staff members attend a week long orientation session.  This is a week when counselors learn a lot about themselves, each other, the… Leggi altro »

It’s 2012 and the Countdown to Summer Has Begun!

It’s a new year and it’s time to get down to business!  Not that we haven’t already been down to business.  But now the countdown begins.  Over the next several months, we’ll be working to hire the most amazing staff.  Every year we say that and, honestly, we leave camp doubtful that we could ever… Leggi altro »

The Countdown to Summer 2012 Has Begun!

This week’s guest blog is from one of the top recruiters in the world of summer camp, Alyson Lee Goldstein of Camp Starlight: It’s officially 2012!  And that means the countdown to camp is even closer! As we look ahead to the summer, we realize that there is still a lot to do before our… Leggi altro »

Are You One in a Million?

According to the American Camp Association (ACA), nearly 1.2 million people take on the adventure of working at camp each summer.  They come from all over the world and all walks of life.  Some of them are former campers while others have never experienced summer camp at all.  Their educations are as diverse as their… Leggi altro »

A Peek at What’s Happening at AFSC Right Now!

The start of summer 2011 is at hand and the always amazing staffs of America’s Finest Summer Camps assembled this week at their respective camps, excited to be with old friends as well as new and anxious to begin preparing for the campers.   We thought we’d take a moment to share the success of each… Leggi altro »

Do You Know the History of Summer Camp?

Today, we feature a guest blog from Cole Kelly, Camp Weequahic Director. Do you know the history of camping? Most people don’t and it’s too bad. It’s an interesting story and I’m happy to give you my take on it. Back in the early 1900’s, several individuals and families, seeing the swelling slums in the… Leggi altro »

A Glimpse at Orientation…The Training of Camp Staff

Every summer you pack your children up and entrust them to the care of others for the summer.  Have you ever wondered what sort of training is provided for your child’s summer camp staff?   For summer camp staff members, the season begins at least one week before the campers arrive with Orientation. What is… Leggi altro »

So You’ve Got a Golden Ticket…Ready, Set, Go Part 3

Finally, we close our trilogy of camp counselor tips with one last blog dedicated to you, future camp counselors… Get ready to build your resume!  Working as a camp counselor at a summer camp will provide you with some invaluable experience that will serve you well far beyond this summer.  Many HR Managers in lots… Leggi altro »

So You’ve Got a Golden Ticket…Ready, Set, Go Part 2

We promised a sequel and here it is: Orientation 101… The first thing you should know about the orientation is don’t sweat it.  Yes, it’s intense.  Yes, it’s a VERY busy week and there is a lot to get done.  We know that, by the time months of anticipation for your new summer camp job… Leggi altro »

So You’ve Got a Golden Ticket…Ready, Set, Go Part 1

So you’ve gotten a great job at a summer camp and are wondering what to do while you impatiently wait for June to get here… First things first.  You found this blog, so we’re assuming you want to know as much as you can before you leave.  You’ve come to the right place! We’ve got… Leggi altro »