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Compensating Camp Staff in 2024: Key Wage Issues to Consider in Setting Your Pay Policies

When it comes to personnel issues, one of the foremost areas of risk for all employers — camps included — is employee compensation.

Employers must contend with a web of federal, state, and local laws, the requirements of which are highly nuanced and continually evolving. Unfortunately, there is no simple solution to guarantee ongoing compliance. Regularly reviewing and updating compensation policies and practices is your best protection from the expense and stress of a wage and hour lawsuit or investigation. Achieving compliance can be a challenge, but it is nothing compared to the potentially existential threat of massive wage and hour liability.

National Economic Impact Study of the Camp Industry

This groundbreaking report includes economic impact analyses for the United States and each of the fifty states.

Through innovative research conducted by the University of Michigan Economic Growth Institute (EGI) in collaboration with ACA, this study of 2023 national and state camp trends uncovers the camp industry’s significant economic impacts across the United States.

The study reveals that the youth camp industry’s total annual economic impact is significant. Camp contributes $70 billion to the national economy directly and through ripple effects, including via business-to-business purchases and labor income. The labor income of $23 billion can be attributed to a combination of direct, indirect, and induced impacts.

2024 ACA Staffing Summit

ACA Inc., ACA, New York and New Jersey, ACA, Illinois and ACA, New England are proud to present the 2024 Staffing Summit.

The 2024 Staffing Summit will feature critical learning, speaker panels, roundtables and engaging sessions spanning three days.  The virtual delivery of the conference increases the benefits of convenience and value while preserving the great networking and timely information which are hallmarks of ACA conferences.  We will share practical solutions around addressing the staffing shortage, innovative ways to recruit staff and best practices for staff retention. 

The 2024 Staffing Summit will offer 45 sessions on out of the box ways to connect with staff, virtual job fairs and interviewing, recruiting specialized staff, and so much more.  Session recordings will be available to attendees until December 1. Each day will have featured speakers, keynote presentations from industry thought leaders and networking opportunities to share resources and ideas.  Don’t miss one of the most important events of the season!