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

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


As with many camps, we have been working hard to increase enrollment for the upcoming summer. As usual, we have done several camp fairs, while adding direct mail to our typical inserts in local papers. This weekend, we are trying something new which could be great. At Harvard Square, there is the Mayfair Festival, a gathering of up to 200,000 people. Hopefully, there will be lots of families at Mayfair, with children looking to go to camp! We continue to discuss ways to market our camp and are trying to "think outside the box". We have had no problem hiring staff this summer as many people are looking for summer camp jobs and specifically at our camp. We actually haven't hired any new staff since early March and are likely done hiring for the summer. If any camp directors would like to talk about marketing ideas, feel free to contact me ( If potential staff are reading this, many camps, not quite as small as Maine Arts Camp, are still looking for staff. To apply for a summer camp job, just go to MySummers.

Rick Mades
Owner/director of Maine Arts Camp
Owner of MySummers & Camp Finders

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