Resources For Camp Professionals - Kids Summer Camps | CampsUSA.org Our unique summer camp resources for camp professionals -- offering comprehensive information and valuable advice for profit and not-for-profit camp owners and operators. https://www.campsusa.org Mon, 20 May 2019 21:34:52 -0400 CampsUSA.org en-gb How to Prepare Camp Staff for an ACA Visit https://www.campsusa.org/how-to-prepare-camp-staff-for-an-aca-visit/ https://www.campsusa.org/how-to-prepare-camp-staff-for-an-aca-visit/ How to Prepare Camp Staff for an ACA Visit
Families look for camps that are ACA accredited because it means they are high-quality and safe programs. Every few years, the American Camp Association (ACA) visits summer programs to inspect their policies, procedures, and general program. This doesn’t have to be a stressful situation, especially…
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ab@campsusa.org (CampsUSA.org Staff) For Camp Professionals Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:48:30 -0500
Advertising Tips for Summer Camps https://www.campsusa.org/advertising-tips-for-summer-camps/ https://www.campsusa.org/advertising-tips-for-summer-camps/ Advertising Tips for Summer Camps
Summer programs have to build their image if they want to keep enrollment up and find the best staff. Understanding how advertising works helps directors spread the way in an organic and effective manner. All it takes is understanding how to use the Internet, word…
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ab@campsusa.org (CampsUSA.org Staff) For Camp Professionals Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:16:07 -0500
5 Ideas to Give your Summer Camp a Competitive Edge https://www.campsusa.org/5-ideas-to-give-your-summer-camp-a-competitive-edge/ https://www.campsusa.org/5-ideas-to-give-your-summer-camp-a-competitive-edge/ 5 Ideas to Give your Summer Camp a Competitive Edge
With thousands of camps opening their doors this summer, you may find it difficult to distinguish your camp from others in the crowded marketplace. In the Internet age, parents can easily compare dozens of camps and select one with a matchless program, unique specialty, or…
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ab@campsusa.org (CampsUSA.org Staff) For Camp Professionals Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:02:04 -0500
Summer Camps 2015 - Nationwide Review https://www.campsusa.org/summer-camps-2015-nationwide-review/ https://www.campsusa.org/summer-camps-2015-nationwide-review/ Summer Camps 2015 - Nationwide Review
Summer camp enrollment in 2015 has soared. Every year, approximately 11 million children and adults attend a camp of this type in the United States. This number is continuing to grow as American parents are gradually seeing more of summer camp's positive effect on their…
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ab@campsusa.org (Gelena Blishteyn) For Camp Professionals Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:23:22 -0400
Building a Social Action Program at Your Summer Camp https://www.campsusa.org/building-a-social-action-program-at-your-summer-camp/ https://www.campsusa.org/building-a-social-action-program-at-your-summer-camp/ Building a Social Action Program at Your Summer Camp
Many kids today are getting involved in activist causes, from environmental initiatives to human rights advocacy to local community development. Middle schools and high schools often require a certain number of community service hours, and in addition to supporting a worthy cause, volunteer work is…
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ab@campsusa.org (Alina Bitel) For Camp Professionals Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:51:15 -0500
Bullying Prevention at Summer Camp https://www.campsusa.org/bullying-prevention-at-summer-camp/ https://www.campsusa.org/bullying-prevention-at-summer-camp/ Bullying Prevention at Summer Camp
Camp should be a safe haven for kids, a place where they can learn, develop, have fun, feel comfortable being themselves, and experiment with new things. Unfortunately, as schools are experiencing a rise in bullying, so are camps. The old attitude of "kids will be…
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ab@campsusa.org (Alina Bitel) For Camp Professionals Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:32:35 -0500
Safety and Security at Summer Camp https://www.campsusa.org/safety-and-security-at-summer-camp/ https://www.campsusa.org/safety-and-security-at-summer-camp/ Safety and Security at Summer Camp
Parents worry. No matter how safe your camp is, the No. 1 thought on the minds of moms and dads will always be their child's well-being.
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ab@campsusa.org (Alina Bitel) For Camp Professionals Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:56:58 -0500
Top 5 Summer Camp Trends in 2014 https://www.campsusa.org/top-5-summer-camp-trends-in-2014/ https://www.campsusa.org/top-5-summer-camp-trends-in-2014/ Top 5 Summer Camp Trends in 2014
Cultural trends and common interests among kids change year to year, so why should camps stay the same? Many summer camps are developing unique programs for kids who want an incredible experience beyond S’mores and swimming. 
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ab@campsusa.org (Alina Bitel) For Camp Professionals Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:58:20 -0500
From Camper to Counselor: Grow your own summer camp staff https://www.campsusa.org/grow-your-own-summer-camp-staff/ https://www.campsusa.org/grow-your-own-summer-camp-staff/ From Camper to Counselor: Grow your own summer camp staff
How important is it to assemble a great summer camp staff? Consider this: When hundreds of excited, nervous kids step off the bus the first day, their counselors are the ones who greet them. When a worried parent calls, an administrator is the reassuring voice on…
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ab@campsusa.org (Alina Bitel) For Camp Professionals Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:12:25 -0400
Developing a Comprehensive Camp Marketing Campaign https://www.campsusa.org/developing-comprehensive-summer-camp-marketing-campaign/ https://www.campsusa.org/developing-comprehensive-summer-camp-marketing-campaign/ Developing a Comprehensive Camp Marketing Campaign
As a summer camp director, your job doesn’t end when the school year begins. The year-round responsibilities of an administrator include preparing for next summer’s program, recruiting and training new staff, addressing parental concerns that crop up weeks or even months before or after camp,…
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ab@campsusa.org (Alina Bitel) For Camp Professionals Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:57:42 -0400