Level Up Your Staff: LIVE Campfire Keynote with Jack & EmJ

The Summer Camp Society Podcast

Jan 30 2024 • 1 hr 3 mins

Jack and EmJ had the PLEASURE of hosting a live podcast as the Keynote in front of over 300 camp professionals at the 2024 Y Campfire Conference. With help from the audience, they talked about how hard it is to be a camp counselors in this day and age and what camp leadership can do about it. That may include rethinking field trips, hiring remote help, or giving staff fair expectations about how much "juice" they should bring to an activity.

Whether you're a boomer or not (inside joke, you'll get there around the 52:00 minute mark), this podcast shares what's meaningful to this next generation of counselors, and why its okay to have staff that yell and staff that are quiet.

If you're looking for fun staff takes, audience participation, and ways to rethink your staffing, this is the pod for you.

Producer EmJ's Takeaways:

  1. Even if you aren't a big decision maker at your camp, there are still ways to influence how camp runs to benefit campers and staff.
  2. TSCS loves Kim AND the Y Campfire community.
  3. Its "easier" to recruit campers than it is staff these days.

Keep up to date with The Summer Camp Society. Join the membership to stay connected with fellow camp professionals and see what's new on Instagram.

Listen on Spotify | Apple Music