Paying Enough and Training Right! A Snapshot of Salary, Benefits, and Professional Development Practices in Camp

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American Camp Association


Since 2006 ACA has conducted camp business research using a three-year cycle to identify industry benchmarks and to begin to identify trends. This research provides an evidence base for camp business practices. Some studies target the compensation and benefits provided to full-time camp directors, other full-time staff positions, and seasonal staff. Provided below are some key findings from ACA’s recent study, as well as some trends over time.