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Page: Demongraphic Information
1. What is your (not your camp's) religious affiliation?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Jewish
12.8%18
Catholic
7.1%10
Protestant
73.8%104
Other (please specify)
 
6.4%9

2. What is your role at camp. (Your title may not be listed, so please pick the one that best describes your responsibilities.)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Owner
2.1%3
Board Member
2.8%4
Executive Director
35.9%51
Camp Director
35.9%51
Assistant Camp Director
7.0%10
Other (please specify)
 
16.2%23

3. Which best describes your camp/conference center?
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Percent
Response
Count
Privately owned for profit
2.8%4
Not-for-profit owned by denomination
52.8%75
Not-for-profit owned by one or more congregations
10.6%15
Independent not-for-profit
8.5%12
Not-for-profit owned by a faith based religious organization (i.e., JCC, CYO, YMCA)
20.4%29
Other (please specify)
 
4.9%7

4. We recognize that you may oversee several camp facilities. However, in an effort to manage complexity we are asking that you have one site/facility in mind as you respond to this survey. You may operate several types of programs listed below at that one site. Which best describes the camp/conference center you are referring to in this survey? Choose all that apply.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
We operate a summer day camp
23.7%33
We operate a summer resident camp
88.5%123
We rent our facility to camps without providing program activities
41.7%58
We rent our facility to groups and we provide program to these groups when requested
46.0%64
We provide open-enrollmentprograms (not including summer camp) where we control the program content. (e.g., mother/daughter weekend in October)
39.6%55

5. In which state is your camp/conference located?
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 Response
Count
 138

6. How many miles is your camp/conference from a city or metropolitan area with a population of ...
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Miles
 
0 - 2526 - 5051 - 7576 - 100101 - 125126 - 150151 - 175176 - 200More than 200Response
Count
50,00039.4% (39)35.4% (35)14.1% (14)4.0% (4)2.0% (2)2.0% (2)0.0% (0)1.0% (1)2.0% (2)99
100,00013.9% (11)36.7% (29)17.7% (14)13.9% (11)2.5% (2)6.3% (5)2.5% (2)0.0% (0)6.3% (5)79
250,0009.5% (7)28.4% (21)20.3% (15)17.6% (13)4.1% (3)5.4% (4)1.4% (1)1.4% (1)12.2% (9)74
500,0004.7% (3)23.4% (15)15.6% (10)10.9% (7)10.9% (7)10.9% (7)3.1% (2)6.3% (4)14.1% (9)64
750,0006.3% (4)10.9% (7)18.8% (12)10.9% (7)6.3% (4)4.7% (3)4.7% (3)6.3% (4)31.3% (20)64
1 million or more7.4% (7)6.4% (6)20.2% (19)9.6% (9)10.6% (10)7.4% (7)4.3% (4)5.3% (5)28.7% (27)94

Page: Seasonal Staff Questions - Recruiting and Retention
1. What percentage of your summer camp staff are volunteers? Leave blank any field that is not applicable.
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Volunteers
 
0 - 10%11 - 20%21 - 30%31 - 40%41 - 50%51 - 60%61 - 70%71 - 80%81 - 90%91 - 100%Response
Count
Day73.7% (28)0.0% (0)2.6% (1)5.3% (2)7.9% (3)5.3% (2)0.0% (0)2.6% (1)0.0% (0)2.6% (1)38
Resident52.4% (55)12.4% (13)3.8% (4)2.9% (3)3.8% (4)2.9% (3)3.8% (4)7.6% (8)3.8% (4)6.7% (7)105

2. How many summer seasonal staff did you hire in 2002? Include volunteers if they report to camp leadership and volunteer with the camp for a significant part of the summer. Leave blank any field that is not applicable.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Day
 
23.7%28
Resident
 
95.8%113

3. What percentage of your summer seasonal staff come from within the faith tradition of your camp (i.e. Judaism, Chrisitanity, Islam, etc.) Leave blank any field that does not apply to your camp.
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Percentage
 
0 - 10%11 - 20%21 - 30%31 - 40%41 - 50%51 - 60%61 - 70%71 - 80%81 - 90%91 - 100%Response
Count
Day0.0% (0)3.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)6.5% (2)3.2% (1)0.0% (0)6.5% (2)6.5% (2)74.2% (23)31
Resident0.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)0.9% (1)2.6% (3)0.9% (1)8.5% (10)12.0% (14)73.5% (86)117

4. What percentage of your staff come from your camp's particular denomination? (i.e. Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, etc.) Leave blank any field that does not apply to your camp.
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Percentage
 
0 - 10%11 - 20%21 - 30%31 - 40%41 - 50%51 - 60%61 - 70%71 - 80%81 - 90%91 - 100%Response
Count
Day3.8% (1)0.0% (0)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)3.8% (1)3.8% (1)11.5% (3)19.2% (5)19.2% (5)34.6% (9)26
Resident0.0% (0)5.0% (5)5.0% (5)6.9% (7)5.0% (5)6.9% (7)9.9% (10)11.9% (12)22.8% (23)26.7% (27)101

5. If you use the following, rate their effectiveness for recruiting. For this question effectiveness means the method causes applications to be submitted for review. Select N/A if you do not use a particular method for recruiting
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 Not effectiveA little effectiveEffectiveVery effectiveN/ARating
Average
Rating
Count
Ads in denominational publications3.4% (4)38.8% (45)20.7% (24)6.0% (7)31.0% (36)2.43116
Ads in Camping Magazine7.7% (9)7.7% (9)2.6% (3)0.0% (0)82.1% (96)1.71117
Ads in the Journal of Christian Camping5.2% (6)3.4% (4)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)90.5% (105)1.55116
Electronic Job Bulletin Boards9.6% (11)19.3% (22)20.2% (23)8.8% (10)42.1% (48)2.48114
Job listings put out by your national organization if your national organization is NOT denominationally affiliated (i.e. YMCA)5.4% (6)11.6% (13)8.0% (9)4.5% (5)70.5% (79)2.39112
Newpaper Ads (local)12.1% (14)26.7% (31)15.5% (18)0.9% (1)44.8% (52)2.09116
Newspaper Ads (national)10.8% (12)6.3% (7)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)82.0% (91)1.50111
International Counselor placement services.9.6% (11)9.6% (11)20.0% (23)15.7% (18)45.2% (52)2.76115
Word of mouth4.9% (6)2.4% (3)25.2% (31)66.7% (82)0.8% (1)3.55123
Speaking in churches or synagogues3.3% (4)21.5% (26)38.8% (47)25.6% (31)10.7% (13)2.97121
Newsletters3.3% (4)35.0% (42)35.8% (43)15.0% (18)10.8% (13)2.70120
Public Service Announcements on Radio or T.V.5.3% (6)8.8% (10)2.6% (3)0.0% (0)83.3% (95)1.84114
College Job Fairs9.4% (11)26.5% (31)26.5% (31)13.7% (16)23.9% (28)2.58117

6. What electronic job listing services do you use? If you use more than 7 electronic job listing services, please list the 7 that generate the most applications for summer positions. If you don't use electronic job bulletin boards, leave this question blank.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
1.
 
100.0%44
2.
 
54.5%24
3.
 
25.0%11
4.
 
9.1%4
5. 0.0%0
6. 0.0%0
7. 0.0%0

7. What other methods do you use to recruit staff?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
1.
 
98.5%64
2.
 
67.7%44
3.
 
38.5%25
4.
 
20.0%13
5.
 
9.2%6

8. For the next question, select the closest answer from the drop down menu in each field. Leave blank any fields that do not apply or that do not provide an option for your answer. What percentage of staff have returned for how many years as staff members (years do not have to be contiguous)
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Two Years
 
0 - 10%11 - 20%21 - 30%31 - 40%41 - 50%51 - 60%61 - 70%71 - 80%81 - 90%91 - 100%Response
Count
Day5.6% (1)27.8% (5)0.0% (0)11.1% (2)11.1% (2)5.6% (1)16.7% (3)11.1% (2)11.1% (2)0.0% (0)18
Resident3.7% (4)3.7% (4)10.2% (11)24.1% (26)20.4% (22)13.9% (15)10.2% (11)6.5% (7)5.6% (6)1.9% (2)108
Three Years
 
0 - 10%11 - 20%21 - 30%31 - 40%41 - 50%51 - 60%61 - 70%71 - 80%81 - 90%91 - 100%Response
Count
Day41.2% (7)5.9% (1)5.9% (1)11.8% (2)29.4% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)5.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)17
Resident10.7% (11)26.2% (27)22.3% (23)17.5% (18)8.7% (9)6.8% (7)1.9% (2)3.9% (4)0.0% (0)1.9% (2)103
Four Years
 
0 - 10%11 - 20%21 - 30%31 - 40%41 - 50%51 - 60%61 - 70%71 - 80%81 - 90%91 - 100%Response
Count
Day56.3% (9)18.8% (3)6.3% (1)12.5% (2)6.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)16
Resident48.5% (47)20.6% (20)14.4% (14)6.2% (6)4.1% (4)4.1% (4)0.0% (0)1.0% (1)1.0% (1)0.0% (0)97
Five Years
 
0 - 10%11 - 20%21 - 30%31 - 40%41 - 50%51 - 60%61 - 70%71 - 80%81 - 90%91 - 100%Response
Count
Day78.6% (11)14.3% (2)7.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)14
Resident67.9% (57)11.9% (10)10.7% (9)2.4% (2)4.8% (4)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)84
More than five years
 
0 - 10%11 - 20%21 - 30%31 - 40%41 - 50%51 - 60%61 - 70%71 - 80%81 - 90%91 - 100%Response
Count
Day85.7% (12)7.1% (1)7.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)14
Resident75.0% (60)7.5% (6)7.5% (6)3.8% (3)3.8% (3)1.3% (1)0.0% (0)1.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)80

9. Please rate the following reasons that you think FIRST YEAR STAFF join your camp staff team.
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 Not importantA little importantSomewhat importantVery importantCriticalN/ARating
Average
Rating
Count
Compensation package (pay + perks)18.5% (22)31.1% (37)31.9% (38)12.6% (15)0.8% (1)5.0% (6)2.43119
Leadership opportunity1.7% (2)14.0% (17)40.5% (49)36.4% (44)7.4% (9)0.0% (0)3.34121
Something fun to do for the summer0.0% (0)10.8% (13)30.8% (37)45.0% (54)11.7% (14)1.7% (2)3.58120
Want to work with youth0.0% (0)4.2% (5)15.0% (18)57.5% (69)23.3% (28)0.0% (0)4.00120
Part of work with a group that visits camp15.0% (17)15.9% (18)14.2% (16)9.7% (11)0.0% (0)45.1% (51)2.34113
A friend talked them into it5.0% (6)16.7% (20)27.5% (33)41.7% (50)8.3% (10)0.8% (1)3.32120
In line with professional goals6.7% (8)15.8% (19)47.5% (57)25.8% (31)3.3% (4)0.8% (1)3.03120
A calling or appointment from God7.4% (9)9.9% (12)30.6% (37)27.3% (33)19.8% (24)5.0% (6)3.44121
Affinity for the population you serve5.0% (6)16.0% (19)34.5% (41)40.3% (48)4.2% (5)0.0% (0)3.23119
Convenient employment20.2% (24)26.9% (32)28.6% (34)14.3% (17)1.7% (2)8.4% (10)2.46119
Failure to find any other employment46.6% (55)27.1% (32)7.6% (9)1.7% (2)0.8% (1)16.1% (19)1.61118

10. Please rate the following reasons that you think RETURNING STAFF decide to return to your camp for employment.
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Average
Rating
Count
Increased compensation pacakage (pay + perks)15.7% (19)44.6% (54)27.3% (33)5.8% (7)0.0% (0)6.6% (8)2.25121
Increased leadership opportunity0.8% (1)8.2% (10)51.6% (63)30.3% (37)9.0% (11)0.0% (0)3.39122
Loyalty to the camp director9.3% (11)16.1% (19)31.4% (37)37.3% (44)5.1% (6)0.8% (1)3.13118
Something fun to do for the summer5.0% (6)14.9% (18)42.1% (51)29.8% (36)8.3% (10)0.0% (0)3.21121
Want to work with youth0.0% (0)5.7% (7)30.3% (37)46.7% (57)17.2% (21)0.0% (0)3.75122
Part of work with a group that comes to camp17.5% (20)14.0% (16)15.8% (18)11.4% (13)0.9% (1)40.4% (46)2.40114
A friend talked then into it14.0% (17)38.8% (47)28.9% (35)13.2% (16)2.5% (3)2.5% (3)2.50121
A sense of calling or appointment from God9.0% (11)9.0% (11)21.3% (26)33.6% (41)23.0% (28)4.1% (5)3.55122
In line with professional goals7.4% (9)14.0% (17)42.1% (51)28.9% (35)6.6% (8)0.8% (1)3.13121
Affinity for the population you serve5.1% (6)19.5% (23)23.7% (28)41.5% (49)9.3% (11)0.8% (1)3.31118
Convenient employment21.8% (26)30.3% (36)20.2% (24)17.6% (21)1.7% (2)8.4% (10)2.42119
Failure to find any other employment53.0% (62)23.1% (27)7.7% (9)1.7% (2)0.0% (0)14.5% (17)1.51117

Page: Staff Compensation
1. For this question choose data from the drop down menu in each field. Leave blank each field that does not apply to your situation or when you can not find an option to match your answer. For the sake of this survey, resident camps SHOULD NOT consider room and board as part of the pay. What is the average amount you paid to each of these positions per week of service in 2002?
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Seasonal Camp Director
 
volunteer0 - 5051 - 100101 - 150151 - 200201 - 250251 - 300301 - 350351 - 400451 - 500More than 500Response
Count
Day0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)30.0% (3)30.0% (3)10.0% (1)20.0% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)10.0% (1)10
Resident5.3% (3)1.8% (1)1.8% (1)1.8% (1)14.0% (8)15.8% (9)10.5% (6)8.8% (5)10.5% (6)8.8% (5)21.1% (12)57
Seasonal Assistant Summer Camp Director
 
Volunteer0 - 5051 - 100101 - 150151 - 200201 - 250251 - 300301 - 350351 - 400451 - 500More than 500Response
Count
Day0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)22.2% (2)22.2% (2)11.1% (1)11.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)11.1% (1)22.2% (2)9
Resident6.0% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.5% (1)19.4% (13)29.9% (20)7.5% (5)16.4% (11)7.5% (5)4.5% (3)7.5% (5)67
Program Area Director (i.e. aquatic supervisor)
 
Volunteer0 - 5051 - 100101 - 150151 - 200201 - 250251 - 300301 - 350351 - 400451 - 500More than 500Response
Count
Day0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)36.4% (4)18.2% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)18.2% (2)27.3% (3)11
Resident3.1% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)5.2% (5)36.5% (35)21.9% (21)14.6% (14)8.3% (8)3.1% (3)4.2% (4)3.1% (3)96
Activity Specialist (i.e. ropes course facilitator)
 
Volunteer0 - 5051 - 100101 - 150151 - 200201 - 250251 - 300301 - 350351 - 400451 - 500More than 500Response
Count
Day0.0% (0)8.3% (1)0.0% (0)16.7% (2)50.0% (6)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)16.7% (2)8.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)12
Resident2.3% (2)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)7.0% (6)41.9% (36)24.4% (21)8.1% (7)5.8% (5)4.7% (4)2.3% (2)1.2% (1)86
Head Counselor
 
Volunteer0 - 5051 - 100101 - 150151 - 200201 - 250251 - 300301 - 350351 - 400451 - 500More than 500Response
Count
Day7.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)61.5% (8)7.7% (1)7.7% (1)0.0% (0)7.7% (1)0.0% (0)7.7% (1)13
Resident13.6% (11)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.9% (4)43.2% (35)16.0% (13)9.9% (8)4.9% (4)3.7% (3)2.5% (2)1.2% (1)81
Cabin Counselor
 
Volunteer0 - 5051 - 100101 - 150151 - 200201 - 250251 - 300301 - 350351 - 400451 - 500More than 500Response
Count
Day7.7% (1)0.0% (0)7.7% (1)23.1% (3)38.5% (5)15.4% (2)0.0% (0)7.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)13
Resident8.2% (8)0.0% (0)3.1% (3)25.8% (25)41.2% (40)14.4% (14)2.1% (2)4.1% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.0% (1)97
Camp Nurse
 
Volunteer0 - 5051 - 100101 - 150151 - 200201 - 250251 - 300301 - 350351 - 400451 - 500More than 500Response
Count
Day18.2% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)9.1% (1)9.1% (1)18.2% (2)9.1% (1)18.2% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)18.2% (2)11
Resident28.0% (23)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.4% (2)13.4% (11)8.5% (7)6.1% (5)11.0% (9)15.9% (13)7.3% (6)7.3% (6)82

2. What other material compensation to you offer to summer seasonal staff?
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Percent
Response
Count
Paid transportation at the beginning and end of the camp season.
12.1%13
Staff clothing.
72.9%78
Staff activity such as a trip to an ammusement park.
50.5%54
Discounts on outdoor equipment purchases.
6.5%7
Paid training that leads to certification (i.e. Wilderness First Aid)
81.3%87

3. Are your summer seasonal paid staff expected to raise financial support for their position at your camp?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
0.8%1
No
99.2%117

4. What percentage of support are summer camp staff expected to raise for their position?
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Percent
Response
Count
Not Applicable
98.5%65
1 - 10% 0.0%0
11 - 20%
1.5%1
21 - 30% 0.0%0
31 - 40% 0.0%0
41 - 50% 0.0%0
51 - 60% 0.0%0
61 - 70% 0.0%0
71 - 80% 0.0%0
81 - 90% 0.0%0
91 - 100% 0.0%0
More than 100% 0.0%0

5. Do you provide your seasonal staff with time and materials to raise support during their employment with you?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
3.5%4
No
7.1%8
Not Applicable
89.4%101

6. Rate the imporatance of your rationale in having summer seasonal staff raise their own support. Skip this question if your summer staff are not expected to raise financial support as part of their employment agreement.
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Rating
Count
Suplement operating budget80.0% (4)0.0% (0)20.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.405
Opportunity for staff to demonstrate committment to employment80.0% (4)0.0% (0)20.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.405
Develop donor base for other fund raising60.0% (3)20.0% (1)20.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.605
Opportunity for staff to practice raising ministry support80.0% (4)20.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.205

7. Do you offer a financial incentive for summer seasonal staff that complete their entire employment obligation?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
33.0%38
No
61.7%71
Our summer seasonal staff are all volunteers
5.2%6

Page: Your Input Please!
1. What did you like about this month's survey?
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2. What did you not like about this month's survey?
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