Why not just hire SIT-age campers for staff from the beginning of the summer?

We recognize the importance of training and mentoring. Having a core of experienced staff members who can mentor incoming staff allows new staff members to receive one-on-one support and allows older staff to cement their skills through mentoring. Additionally, the 2019 revision of the American Camp Association (ACA) Standards requires that at least 80% of our staff members be 18 years old or older, so we are limited as to how many positions can be occupied by rising high school seniors and rising college freshmen.