Tag: camp counselor

9 Lessons a counselor learns from their campers

  Everyone that arrives at summer camp leaves with a profoundly changed outlook on life. Like many camp counselors, I expected to learn a lot from the experience. What I didn’t expect was for so many of the things I learned to come from my campers!   It turns out being a role model can… 続きを読む »

Lights! Camera! Action!

  I could hear my heart pounding in my chest and I felt like I was going to throw up. I could hear the whispers of my fellow campers just behind the curtain, and I became absolutely certain that this was a very very bad idea. And then, like slow motion, the curtain lifted and… 続きを読む »

Go Back to Camp!

My friends have stopped asking me what my summer plans are. They’ve stopped inviting me to beach trips and concerts and road trips. Not because they don’t like me anymore, but because they know that there is only place I want to spend my summers: America’s Finest Summer Camps. They know that all year I… 続きを読む »

Enjoying Camp at Home All Year

For most campers, a summer at camp just isn’t enough. Even though camp counselors are pros at squeezing as much fun into every minute of every day at camp, eventually it is time to go home, and teary eyed campers are sad to say goodbye. Parents can easily help their kids feel connected to camp… 続きを読む »

Academic and Social Pressures: Summer Camp

A quick Google search for “what stresses kids out?” will produce thousands of results discussing all of the things kids and teenagers have to stress out about. As our country leans more towards standardize testing each year, students are bogged down with learning how to take a test, and riddled with anxiety about a single… 続きを読む »

Behind the Scenes of America’s Finest Summer Camps

Future Campers:  What if we could relieve some of the nervousness and questions you have about heading to your camp right now? Lucky for you, we’ve tracked down one of America’s Finest Camps favorite camp counselors, who has agreed to give us the inside scoop to prepare you for your first trip to camp! Meet… 続きを読む »

5 Ways Kids Can Stay Healthy At Camp

Parents want to make sure their kids have fun and stay safe at camp, but a main concern for many parents while their kids are away is how to help them stay as healthy as possible. Before you send your kids off to experience the summer of a lifetime, get them in the habit of… 続きを読む »

So Now What?

After the initial feelings of elation that come from having completed their first summer at camp, many first year counselors are left wondering what comes next. For some, the choice to return to camp (or not) is an obvious one. For others, there are many factors involved, impending college graduations or internships, the prospect of… 続きを読む »

I Never Thought I Would…

It’s interesting how many times throughout the summer counselors are overheard beginning a sentence with the phrase ‘I never thought I would…’ Working at sleepaway camp is truly a collection of ‘I never thought I would…’ moments. All too often, those are also the remarks that speak for camp itself, because they’re epiphanies from the… 続きを読む »

Four Days and Counting!

The scene at summer camps all over the Northeast is very much like it is at Camp Laurel this week, which is why we’ve selected this blog as our guest blog this week. Our Staff Orientation is well underway as we get ready for Camper Arrival this Saturday!  We can hardly wait.  Camp looks amazing… 続きを読む »