News Release: 2022 March 16

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2022
Contact: Michael Pastore

Two New Books About the 1.5 Million Jobs at USA Summer Camps

Comprehensive Guides for Job-Seekers and Summer Camp Staff

ITHACA, New York — Zorba Press has published two books for job-seekers and summer camp staff.

Summer Camp Jobs USA: Find Your Job, Get Your Job, Love Your Job — is available in paperback (160 pages, $ 14) and ebook ($ 5). Summer Camp Jobs USA is a complete guide to finding and landing the best jobs at American summer camps. Written for job-seekers in the USA and other countries, the book explains how to look for the job, apply for the job, and then shine like a star at the employment interview — whether that interview is in-person or online. The book’s 26 brisk chapters give you games to play with the kids, and a cornucopia of useful tips, and sound advice. Using this book, your chances of getting a camp job are excellent — and especially because every year more than 1.5 million (1,500,000) persons are hired to work in America’s 12,000 summer camps !

Camp Counselor Smart Guide: How to Work with and Play with Kids at Summer Camp — is available in paperback (300 pages, $ 18) and hardcover ($ 26). Here, in one lively book, is everything you need for learning confidence, competence, charisma, and happiness in your job at summer camp. The 41 chapters (and 300 pages) are packed with practical ideas, savvy techniques, and super-fun games you can use as soon as you open the book. The book can be used by camp counselors and staff, and also by Camp Directors as a training guide.

Both books are available for immediate purchase at, and were written by the Ithacan Michael Pastore. Pastore is well-known as the lighthearted List Owner/Manager of the Fall Creek Neighborhood discussion list, that creates a close-knit virtual community. Yet he is serious about the value of summer camp. Pastore said: “I have worked at just about every job at USA summer camps: as a counselor, junior counselor, kitchen staff, program specialist, head counselor, assistant Director, and (ACA-accredited) Camp Director. A good camp is not only safe and fun, it is also a magical place. Camp is a social experiment in group living, that inspires children to appreciate nature, to develop empathy and compassion for other persons, and to enhance the child’s psychological happiness and resilience.”

Pastore has also written and published poems and novels, and an unconventional book about excellence in writing: The Ithaca Manual of Style.

Each of the two new books comes with its own companion website, containing book updates, camp-related news, and additional resources:
Summer Camp Jobs USA
Camp Counselor Smart Guide

Zorba Press, a division of Zorba Media, is an independent/cooperative publishing company in Ithaca, New York. Currently, Zorba publishes 32 books by 10 different authors. For more information, visit the Zorba Press website, or email: