Summer camp jobs - a place to grow!

Welcome everyone to my blog. Running a residential camp (Maine Arts Camp), as well as MySummers (a staffing site) and Camp Finders (a summer camp referral service), I have gained a unique perspective about sleepaway camps. I first attended camp in 1970 in Maine; I'm still at camp and love it!

Rick Mades

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Interviews, staffing

We're on the road in New England, meeting with families interested in Maine Arts Camp and interviewing staff applicants. With the current economy, there are so many quality teacher and professionals looking for summer work. We had one of our best days ever for interviewing on Thursday. We met with a professional woodworker who specializes in marquetry. Unity College has a incredibly well equipped woodshop and we will be adding woodworking as an activity this summer. It should be a hit for both boys and girls as they learn some basic skills that one can't find in schools any more. We also met an experienced and interesting art teacher, with over 20 years teaching elementary through college. We met with a dance instructor from Belfast, Maine, as well as a drumming and guitar instructor from the area. Being at Unity College, the surrounding areas are chock full of creative professionals, educators and artists. As for parents, we just met with two families in CT and hope to meet more in the Boston area tomorrow. Overall, a fruitful trip!

Rick Mades
owner of Camp Finders and MySummers
owner/director of Maine Arts Camp

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