Month: October 2011

Where is Your Ideal Summer Camp?

You’ve begun to think about summer camp, hope to have your prospects narrowed to a handful by the first of the year, but are struggling with how far you should expand your search area for potential camps.  How far is too far? The “right” answer to this question is very different for many families and… Read more »

Make Your Camp Counselor Experience an Effective Tool in Your Job Search

So you’ve spent a summer—or maybe the better part of your college career—working as a summer camp counselor.  You’re nearing graduation and you’re starting to pull together your resume for finding a job in the “real world”.  You’ve been wondering, ‘How do I adequately articulate my summer camp experience?’  You’re worried that it will sound… Read more »

Now is the Time to Start Choosing a Summer Camp

The leaves are falling off the trees and the weather is starting to cool down, but it’s not too early to start thinking about sending your children to summer camp next summer.  There is certainly no shortage of American summer camps and finding the right one for your children is essential to their success there…. Read more »

Being a Camp Counselor Builds Skills for Your Future

The guest blog this week is from Alyson, Camp Starlight’s Assistant Director. “Most of hype you hear about why you should be a summer camp counselor involves fun, friendship, and sunshine!  However, it may come as a surprise that one of the best reasons to become a camp counselor is the impact it will have… Read more »

Create a Camp Atmosphere All Year Long

Just because your children are no longer at camp doesn’t mean you can’t create a camp atmosphere in your home.  There are several things you can do to keep the camp spirit alive all year long. This doesn’t have to be a radical flip of the switch that completely eliminates conveniences and luxuries from your… Read more »

Camp is…Friends, Skill, and Fun

The featured guest blog this week is from Camp Laurel South… “The clothes have been washed (and washed again). The sleeping bag has been aired out. The stories have been told – many of them, anyway. Right now, camp takes a back seat to the new school year. It’s a little early to think about… Read more »