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Avoid the Panic Hire: Take a Deep Breath Before Employing the Next Warm Body (Web-Based Session)

Date & Time: February 28, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Zoom
Organizer: ACA, New England

Summer is near…the pressure to fill remaining positions heightens. It is easy to convince yourself the next warm body is good enough – a decision you may regret later. Stop. Take a deep breath and reflect on the intentional framework designed to build your staff team. Develop a plan allowing for the flexibility to secure additional veteran staff and hire your next rock stars. Act in ways that will avoid panic-hiring and move you closer to your vision for staff culture long term. Join Kim Aycock and Jolly Corley for this virtual, web-based session and come away with some new tools and ideas for your camp hiring!

About the Presenters

Kim Aycock

Kim Aycock, MST, has 30+ years of experience developing young people with skills robots are unable to do. While blending the talents of a master teacher with the knowledge of a seasoned camp expert, Kim ignites the learning for varying levels of campers and staff worldwide. She has the ability to connect with and motivate learners of all ages through her interactive and innovative presentations. Kim speaks professionally at regional and national conferences, presents webinars, contributes regularly to Camping Magazine and ACA blogs, and serves as Co-Chair of ACA’s Project Real Job Committee. More information can be found at:

Jolly Corley

Jolly Corley, M.S. works with 130 university students each summer at Camp Robindel.  She has been involved in the camping industry in the mid-west and New England for over 20 years.  The past 15+ years have been spent developing emerging leaders in camping through staff development.  Jolly has given workshops at the Mid-States ACA conference, ACA National Conference, camps and businesses across the USA. Her undergraduate and graduate work revolved around leadership, group dynamics, experiential learning, philosophy and theatre.  Using games, theatre and life experiences Jolly prepares staff to understand that our own experiences are the most useful tools for reflection and growth toward a solid foundation to becoming leaders for life. Jolly’s work takes her around the world collaborating with organizations in providing training to develop a staff culture that promotes personal and professional growth.

Event Organizer/Sponsor: ACA, New England

When: February 28, 2020 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am (RSVP required)

Where: Virtual, via Zoom

Cost: $15/ACA-members; $35/non-members **Take advantage of this great introductory pricing on ACA, New England’s web-based learning opportunity.**

Registration Information

Register HERE

Once you register, the Zoom link will be sent to you in a separate email the week of the virtual session. The email will be sent to the email address listed on your ACA account when you register.


February 28, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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