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Page: Demographic Information
1. What is your (not your camp's) religious affiliation?
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Percent
Response
Count
Jewish
6.9%8
Catholic
10.3%12
Protestant
76.7%89
Other (please specify)
 
6.0%7

2. What is the religious affiliation of your camp?
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Percent
Response
Count
Jewish
6.9%8
Catholic
10.3%12
Protestant
67.2%78
Non-denominational Christian
10.3%12
Other (please specify)
 
5.2%6

3. 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
0.9%1
Board Member
5.3%6
Executive Director
39.5%45
Camp Director
29.8%34
Assistant Camp Director
7.0%8
Program Director (responsible for one or more areas of specialized camp activity - adventure program director, environmental education director, etc.)
7.9%9
Other (please specify)
 
9.6%11

4. Which best describes your camp/conference center?
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Percent
Response
Count
Privately owned for profit
2.6%3
Not-for-profit owned by denomination
60.5%69
Not-for-profit owned by one or more congregations
8.8%10
Independent not-for-profit
7.9%9
Not-for-profit owned by a faith based religious organization (i.e., JCC, CYO, YMCA)
17.5%20
We rent a camp/conference to run our program.
1.8%2
Other (please specify)
 
0.9%1

5. 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
21.2%24
We operate a summer resident camp
85.8%97
We rent our facility to camps without providing program activities
46.0%52
We rent our facility to groups and we provide program to these groups when requested
53.1%60
We provide open-enrollmentprograms (not including summer camp) where we control the program content. (e.g., mother/daughter weekend in October)
35.4%40

6. In which state (or Washington DC) is your camp/conference located?
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Percent
Response
Count
Alabama
1.8%2
Alaska 0.0%0
Arizona 0.0%0
Arkansas 0.0%0
California
12.3%14
Colorado
1.8%2
Connecticut 0.0%0
Delaware 0.0%0
Florida
1.8%2
Georgia
2.6%3
Hawii 0.0%0
Idaho
0.9%1
Illinois
4.4%5
Indiana
2.6%3
Iowa
0.9%1
Kansas
2.6%3
Kentucky
0.9%1
Louisiana 0.0%0
Maine 0.0%0
Maryland
0.9%1
Massachusetts 0.0%0
Michigan
1.8%2
Minnesota
2.6%3
Mississippi 0.0%0
Missouri
2.6%3
Montana
0.9%1
Nebraska
1.8%2
Nevada 0.0%0
New Hampshire
1.8%2
New Jersey
2.6%3
New Mexico
0.9%1
New York
8.8%10
North Carolina
2.6%3
North Dakota 0.0%0
Ohio
5.3%6
Oklahoma
0.9%1
Oregon
2.6%3
Pennsylvania
8.8%10
Rhode Island
0.9%1
South Carolina
1.8%2
South Dakota
4.4%5
Tennessee 0.0%0
Texas
2.6%3
Utah 0.0%0
Vermont 0.0%0
Virginia
3.5%4
Washington
2.6%3
Washington DC 0.0%0
West Virginia
0.9%1
Wisconsin
6.1%7
Wyoming 0.0%0

7. Is the camp you are referring to for this survey currently accredited by the American Camping Association?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
76.3%87
No
23.7%27

Page: Question Logic
1. Which of the following is true for your summer seasonal staff?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
They are all volunteer
3.5%4
They are all paid
42.6%49
Some are paid and some are volunteers
53.9%62

Page: Summer Volunteer Staff Questions
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
Day38.5% (5)0.0% (0)7.7% (1)7.7% (1)7.7% (1)7.7% (1)0.0% (0)7.7% (1)0.0% (0)23.1% (3)13
Resident20.3% (12)16.9% (10)8.5% (5)6.8% (4)13.6% (8)6.8% (4)3.4% (2)10.2% (6)8.5% (5)5.1% (3)59

2. Compared to five years ago has the percentage of volunteer staff that you use increased, decreased, or remained about the same?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Increased
13.3%8
Decreased
23.3%14
Remained about the same
63.3%38

3. In what capacity do you use volunteer staff in your summer program? Choose all that apply.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Office Support
35.6%21
Site and Facilities Maintenance
47.5%28
Food Service
35.6%21
Camper supervision in cabins
78.0%46
Camper supervision in activities
66.1%39
Program equipment management
16.9%10
Religious education
81.4%48
Transportation
13.6%8

4. In what ways do you use volunteers for your summer program? Choose all that apply.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Occasionally with projects (e.g., weekend work crews)
59.3%35
With special events (e.g., camper check-in, field trips)
40.7%24
Part time on a daily basis (e.g., camp nurse)
35.6%21
Full time for at least one week (e.g., camp nurse or physician, camper couselor)
89.8%53
Our program depends almost completely on volunters that are here for one week or more.
25.4%15

5. How often do campers or counselors in training move in to volunteer staff positions?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Never
3.3%2
Rarely
18.3%11
Sometimes
40.0%24
Often
30.0%18
Very Often
8.3%5

6. How often do volunteer staff move into paid positions?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Never
6.7%4
Rarely
31.7%19
Sometimes
31.7%19
Often
26.7%16
Very Often
3.3%2

Page: Camper Supervision
1. Which of the following are used in screening and selection of the volunteers?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Application
89.5%51
Phone interview
59.6%34
Face-to-face interview
64.9%37
Check references supplied by volunteer
86.0%49
Criminal background check
56.1%32
We do not utilize any of the above 0.0%0
Other (please specify)
 
21.1%12

2. Check each that applies to your camp. To check the background of volunteers my camp...
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 Upon first employmentEvery year they returnRating
Count
Uses criminal background checks for adult US citizens.50.0% (17)70.6% (24)34
Uses voluntary disclosure statement for adult US citizens.48.1% (25)82.7% (43)52
Uses Voluntary Disclosure Statements for minors and/or foreign citizens.50.0% (20)82.5% (33)40

3. Prior to beginning work is each volunteer provided with...
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 YesNoRating
Average
Rating
Count
A written job description that identifies the essential functions of the job92.9% (52)7.1% (4)1.0756
Information on the nature and diversity of the total camp population, and general characteristics of the camp programs offered?87.5% (49)12.5% (7)1.1356

4. How many hours of pre-camp training do you provide to day camp and residential camp volunteer staff?
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Day
 
0 - 4 hours4 - 9 hours10 - 14 hours15 - 19 hours20 - 24 hours25 - 29 hours30 - 34 hours35 - 39 hours40 - 44 hours45 - 49 hours50 - 54 hours55 - 59 hours60 - 64 hours65 - 69 hours70 - 74 hours75 - 79 hours80 hours or moreResponse
Count
Number of hours9.1% (1)18.2% (2)36.4% (4)0.0% (0)18.2% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)9.1% (1)9.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)11
Residential
 
0 - 4 hours4 - 9 hours10 - 14 hours15 - 19 hours20 - 24 hours25 - 29 hours30 - 34 hours35 - 39 hours40 - 44 hours45 - 49 hours50 - 54 hours55 - 59 hours60 - 64 hours65 - 69 hours70 - 74 hours75 - 79 hours80 hours or moreResponse
Count
Number of hours11.3% (6)24.5% (13)17.0% (9)1.9% (1)11.3% (6)5.7% (3)0.0% (0)1.9% (1)13.2% (7)3.8% (2)1.9% (1)1.9% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)5.7% (3)53

5. What percentage of time do volunteers spend in each area of training listed below. Be sure to consider online training, pre-camp reading, specialized training leading to certification (First Aid, CPR, Lifeguarding, etc.) The total must equal 100.
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 Response
Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
Administrative Areas (e.g., camp background and mission, personnel policies, personal need such as doing laundry, safety procedures such as incident reporting, emergency response procedures)
 
 26.0096237
Counseling Areas (e.g. child development and behavior, appropriate staff-to-camper and staff-to-staff interaction, guidelines for child protection.)
 
 40.051,76244
Skill areas (e.g., waterfront, crafts, ropes course)
 
 12.6350540
Program Operation (e.g., assigning activities vs. free choice, planning and implementation of special programs, equipment use and maintenance, rainy day plans)
 
 17.5273642
Staff team building (e.g., activities designed specifically to help develop your staff in to a team)
 
 14.7763543

6. Do you provide inservice training for volunteers?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
70.2%40
No
29.8%17

7. Do you have a system in place to evaluate AND improve the performance of volunteers?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
66.7%38
No
33.3%19

Page: Paid Summer Staff Questions
1. What percentage of your summer staff are hired from the following catagories. Your total must equal 100.
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Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
Previous camper, counselor in training, or volunteer at our camp
 
 23.522,25896
New staff generated from word of mouth or other recruiting effort
 
 32.293,229100
Returning staff
 
 45.674,613101

2. Which of the following are used in screening and selection of summer staff?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Employment Application
99.0%102
Phone Interview
75.7%78
Face-to-face interview
89.3%92
Check reference supplied by volunteer
89.3%92
Criminal background check
73.8%76
We do not utilize any of above 0.0%0
Other (please specify)
 
13.6%14

3. Check each that applies to your camp. To check the background of summer staff my camp...
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 Upon first employmentEvery year they returnRating
Count
Uses criminal background checks for adult US citizens.51.9% (41)69.6% (55)79
Uses voluntary disclosure statements for adult US citizens.44.9% (40)82.0% (73)89
Uses voluntary disclosure statements for minors and/or foreign citizens.50.7% (38)77.3% (58)75

4. Prior to beginning work is each paid summer staff provided with...
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 YesNoRating
Count
A written job description that identifies the essential function of the job?99.0% (101)1.0% (1)102
Information on the nature and diversity of teh total camp population, and general characteristics of teh camp programs offered?94.1% (95)5.9% (6)101

5. How many hours of pre-camp training do you provide to day camp and residential camp summer staff?
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Day
 
0 - 4 hours4 - 9 hours10 - 14 hours15 - 19 hours20 - 24 hours25 - 29 hours30 - 34 hours35 - 39 hours40 - 44 hours45 - 49 hours50 - 54 hours55 - 59 hours60 - 64 hours65 - 69 hours70 - 74 hours75 - 79 hours80 hours or moreResponse
Count
Number of hours10.0% (3)3.3% (1)6.7% (2)6.7% (2)3.3% (1)3.3% (1)0.0% (0)3.3% (1)6.7% (2)10.0% (3)3.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.3% (1)0.0% (0)40.0% (12)30
Residential
 
0 - 4 hours4 - 9 hours10 - 14 hours15 - 19 hours20 - 24 hours25 - 29 hours30 - 34 hours35 - 39 hours40 - 44 hours45 - 49 hours50 - 54 hours55 - 59 hours60 - 64 hours65 - 69 hours70 - 74 hours75 - 79 hours80 hours or moreResponse
Count
Number of hours1.0% (1)1.0% (1)0.0% (0)1.0% (1)3.1% (3)4.1% (4)2.1% (2)1.0% (1)11.3% (11)6.2% (6)8.2% (8)4.1% (4)4.1% (4)0.0% (0)3.1% (3)3.1% (3)46.4% (45)97

6. What percentage of time do summer camp staff spend in each area of training listed below. Be sure to consider online training, pre-camp reading, specialized training leading to certification (First Aid, CPR, Lifeguarding, etc.) The total must equal 100.
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 Response
Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
Administrative Areas (e.g., camp background and mission, personnel policies, personal needs such as doing laundry, safety procedures such as incident reporting, emergency response procedures)
 
 17.741,66894
Counseling Areas (e.g., child development and behavior, appropriate staff-to-camper and staff-to-staff interaction, guidleines for child protection.)
 
 28.192,67895
Skill areas (e.g., waterfront, crafts, ropes course)
 
 22.082,12096
Program Operation (e.g., assigning activities vs. free choice, planning and implementation of special programs, equipement use adn maintenance, rainy day plans.)
 
 15.611,49996
Staff team development (e.g., activities designed specifically to building your staff into a team)
 
 18.071,73596

7. Do you provide inservice training for paid summer staff?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
94.1%96
No
5.9%6

8. Do you have a system in place to evaluate AND improve the preformance of paid summer staff?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
92.2%95
No
7.8%8

9. How often do summer staff move into year-round (part of full time) employment in camping, in your organization?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Never
10.7%11
Rarely
47.6%49
Sometimes
35.9%37
Often
3.9%4
Very often
1.9%2

10. How often do your past summer staff move into year-round, part of full time, camp work outside of your organization?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Never
2.9%3
Rarely
34.3%35
Sometimes
53.9%55
Often
8.8%9
Very often 0.0%0

Page: General Training Questions
1. This question is for those of you who have been involved in camp staff training for at least five years. Skip the question if you would like. What is THE MOST significant difference between your summer staff training in 1998 and what it will be in 2003?
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 53

2. How often do you use online learning for summer staff training?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Never
53.1%52
Rarely
28.6%28
Occasionally
14.3%14
Often
4.1%4
Very Often 0.0%0

3. Which of the following do you use in your summer camp staff training plan?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Counselor-in-training programs
64.9%63
Mentoring (matching more experienced staff with less experiences staff)
75.3%73
Classroom lecture
80.4%78
One-on-one supervisory coaching
68.0%66
Written directions
87.6%85
Conference session attendence
54.6%53
Multi-media presentations
54.6%53
Online learning
14.4%14
Role plays
92.8%90
Simulations
80.4%78
Outside training for certification
77.3%75
Experiencial learning (plan-do-review)
74.2%72
N/A
 
2.1%2

4. How effective are each of the following in preparing summer seasonal staff to work with your campers?
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 Not effectiveA little effectiveEffectiveVery effectiveN/ARating
Average
Rating
Count
Counselor-in-training programs0.0% (0)9.5% (9)38.9% (37)30.5% (29)21.1% (20)3.2795
Staff-to-staff mentoring 0.0% (0)9.8% (9)34.8% (32)46.7% (43)8.7% (8)3.4092
Classroom lecture4.2% (4)27.4% (26)61.1% (58)2.1% (2)5.3% (5)2.6495
One-on-one supervisory coaching0.0% (0)4.5% (4)41.6% (37)43.8% (39)10.1% (9)3.4489
Written directions0.0% (0)40.0% (38)48.4% (46)9.5% (9)2.1% (2)2.6995
Conference session attendence2.3% (2)11.6% (10)50.0% (43)12.8% (11)23.3% (20)2.9586
Multi-media presentations0.0% (0)11.1% (10)43.3% (39)21.1% (19)24.4% (22)3.1390
Online learning7.6% (6)13.9% (11)8.9% (7)5.1% (4)64.6% (51)2.3279
Role plays0.0% (0)4.2% (4)25.0% (24)65.6% (63)5.2% (5)3.6596
Simulations0.0% (0)5.4% (5)21.7% (20)65.2% (60)7.6% (7)3.6592
Outside training for certification0.0% (0)3.3% (3)31.9% (29)54.9% (50)9.9% (9)3.5791
Experiencial learning (plan-do-review)2.3% (2)1.1% (1)17.0% (15)63.6% (56)15.9% (14)3.6988

5. What percentage of your work time is dedicated to recruiting, training and managing summer staff?
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Percent
Response
Count
0 - 9%
8.3%8
10 - 19%
15.6%15
20 - 29%
22.9%22
30 - 39%
21.9%21
40 - 49%
8.3%8
50 - 59%
8.3%8
60 - 69%
5.2%5
70 - 79%
6.3%6
80 - 89%
3.1%3
90 - 99% 0.0%0
100% 0.0%0

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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 28

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