Day Camp Staffing - Part 1 - Day Camp Pod #9

Staffing Your Day Camp Like A Pro

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Where are the camp staff?

It’s a question that a lot of camps find themselves asking in the Winter and Spring of 2019. With reports on Generation Z working less and less in highschool and college, it seems that the summer camp world is not invulnerable.

That being said, our industry is full of ingenuity. This apparent staff shortage is a new opportunity for the camp industry to lead the way and recruit the best that this generation has to offer.

To help YOU find the best staff this summer, The Day Camp Pod’s triumphant trio (Andy, Sam and Ehren) are joined by the brilliant Kim Aycock and the ingenious Will Pierce from Pierce Country Day Camp. This episode will definitely give you some new ideas to think about and will help you up your staff recruiting game this summer.

Listen in to find out about:

  • How to effectively cast the net to catch quality candidates?

  • What are some ways to think outside the conventional employees and conventional hiring methods?

  • How can we incentivize staff recruiting other staff?

  • What internal methods are you doing to “grow” staff starting at a young age?

  • How do we work with the current generation of staff to help them see themselves working at camp?

What are you doing this year to be intentional about recruiting quality staff this summer?

 

DCP - DAY CAMP PROGRAM IDEA OF THE WEEK - LEVEL UP YOUR DAY CAMP!

  • Andy: “For Those Who Work at Camp” incentive shirts (paperwork and orientation attendance)

  • Sam: 3rd year jackets, My boss thinks i am kind of a big deal.

  • Ehren:  “Gluck Bucks”

  • Kim:  Appreciation Envelopes for Staff (5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace)

  • Will: Iced Coffee and Light Breakfast for the staff in the AM


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