Staff Continuum

In 2006, 87 percent of YMCA Camp Ernst’s staff had once been campers themselves or were returning staff. According to the American Camping Association (ACA), the national average for return staff rate is only 40 to 50 percent. How does Camp Ernst grow its own staff and keep members coming back? Easy! By taking the same progressive achievement program you probably already use for your campers and applying it to the staff. Progressive Achievement Programs “Camper, Adventurer, Mountaineer, Pioneer, Ernst …

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