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Amplify Arts Project Now Hiring: Year-Round, Part-Time Administrative Associate + Registrar

Come grow with us! Amplify Arts Project needs a part-time associate who is responsible for a variety of tasks that touch on every facet of the organization: operations, programs, development, events, marketing + PR, social media, and more. This is a year-round, 20 hours/week position; telecommuting will be considered. BIPOC women + gender-expansive humans are strongly encouraged …Read More »

Getting Ready for Camp: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Preparing for Camp Life As your summer camp adventure approaches, it’s time to make essential preparations to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. From packing the right essentials to addressing health considerations and understanding cultural sensitivity, here’s what you need to know. Packing Essentials Health and Safety Considerations Cultural Sensitivity By taking these preparations seriously, …Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Landing a Summer Camp Job

Kickstart Your Adventure: A Comprehensive Guide to Summer Camp Employment Introduction: Why Work at a Summer Camp? Working at a summer camp is a unique and rewarding experience that allows you to make a difference in children’s lives while gaining valuable skills and memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a domestic American college student …Read More »

What Working at Camp Can Teach you!

Working at a summer camp offers a wealth of valuable lessons and experiences that contribute to personal and professional growth. Here are several key areas in which working at a summer camp can provide valuable teachings: Camp counselors are entrusted with the responsibility of guiding and supervising campers. This role allows them to develop and …Read More »

Summer Jobs for Nursing Students

Summer jobs at summer camps can be an excellent opportunity for nursing students and certified LPNs to gain practical experience and build their resumes. Working at a summer camp allows nursing students to apply their knowledge and skills in a unique and challenging environment, while also providing an opportunity to make a positive impact on …Read More »

Nurses Needed For Summer Camps in 2023!

Attention all nurses! Are you looking for a fun and exciting summer job? Consider becoming a summer camp nurse! In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated professionals, providing healthcare services to campers of all ages. You will be responsible for administering medication, triaging injuries and illnesses, and …Read More »

The Best Summer Camps To Work At In 2023

The greatest summer camps in the world are in the U.S.A. But they’re not just the best place for children to spend their summers, but they are also the greatest places to work at during summer breaks! Sleep away summer camps provide thousands of seasonal summer jobs to high school graduates, college students, teachers with …Read More »

Summer camps need nurses now more than ever!

Summer camps have been a staple of childhood for many kids, providing a fun and enriching environment for them to make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the great outdoors. But in recent years, the role of nurses at summer camps has become increasingly important as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced camps to adapt …Read More »

Mental Health Benefits of Summer Camp

Sleepaway camp is a raucous, active place throughout the summer. Water skiers rush across the lake on any given day at camp, volleys bounce off the tennis courts, and guitar-strumming counselors lead campers in rounds of songs. It’s a big shift from everyone’s more sedentary habits at home, but the advantages of overnight camp’s full …Read More »

How To Get Hired At Summer Camp

There’s no denying that great staff can turn a camp from mediocre to outstanding, which is why camps are making a concerted effort to hire extraordinary staff members every summer. Working at a summer camp entails being accountable for the physical and mental well-being of children, which is a job that no parent or camp professional takes …Read More »

The Camp Counselor Life

Original article by Molly Green.Posted on October 19, 2022 in The Johns Hopkins News-Letter Photo courtesy of Molly Green for The Johns Hopkins News-Letter.Green recounts her experiences as a summer camp counselor and the joy of mentoring young campers. June 6 was the day my summer truly began. At 6:30 I woke up, put on …Read More »

Homesickness at Camp

Missing home and family is completely natural for children. In fact, it can be considered a *good* thing, as it means your kids have a great family back at home! The good thing is, it’s possible to miss home AND have fun at camp in the same time. Plus there are plenty of things to …Read More »

Summer Camper Guide to US Overnight Camps

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