Camp 101


step 1: pre-camp


Tips and best practices for acquiring funding to operate affordable programs for children and youth.

Camp Policies

Sample policies and procedures for operating a successful educational summer camp.

Camp Planning

Plan your summer camp activities+ with our spreadsheet tool (IP)

Camper Registration

Sample registration form language & templates

Human Resource Management

Sample staff and volunteer recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and training materials


step 2: during camp

Ongoing Prep & Implementation

Sample checklists to ensure camp is running smoothly 


Collecting testimonials, measuring academic & social-emotional growth, and tracking attendance

Staff & Volunteer Management

Formal and informal check-ins, people management best practices


step 3: post-camp

Data Management

Sample registration form language & templates

Exit Interviews

Sample registration form language & templates

Staff Appreciation

End the summer with staff rewards and a big celebration!


CAN Works provides high-quality nonprofit and educational materials that will help organizations and educators empower children, youth, and families who are under-resourced so they can create brighter futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.

CAN Works is a part of Community Action Network (CAN), a nonprofit organization in Washtenaw County, Michigan. CAN envisions the closing of socio-economic gaps by providing educational and enrichment programs for children and teens, supportive services for families who are under-resourced, and challenging systems rooted in racism and inequality.


Educational Summer Camps

After School Programs

Stabilization Programs

Community Building Programs

Nonprofit Administration

Fundraising & Development

Personalized Consultation Services


Community Action Network website

Staff & volunteer resources

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