Tag: camp counselors

Camp Leaders

Confident leaders aren’t born, they’re made. And great leaders come from spending time at America’s Finest Summer Camps. Campers and counselors alike leave camp with a better understanding of how to serve others and act as positive role models for those around them. From the first day they arrive, campers are thrown in a group… Read more »

Counselors, It’s Time to Pack!

You’ve scored an amazing summer job at a sleepaway camp and the summer is so close that you can practically taste the s’mores, smell the camp air and hear your campers laughing. But before you can head off for the summer of your life, you have to pack. Packing can be a daunting task for… Read more »

Camp Weequahic Counselors – Being a Mentor

As the summer draws closer, thousands of young college students are preparing to spend their summer working at a sleepaway camp.  While some of these counselors are returners, for many others it will be their first time embarking on such an experience. Our guest blog this week was originally posted the Camp Weequahic Blog on… Read more »

5 Things for Camp Staff to Begin Thinking about in the Spring

June is less than three months away, snow covers the ground in many locations and you just barely finished making spring break plans, if you’ve committed to working at a summer camp, it’s already time to begin thinking about the summer. Here are five camp things to begin thinking about in the spring: 1.)    Make… Read more »

Coming Back Home

The guest blog this week was originally published to the Camp Starlight blog on February 4, 2014, and is a heartfelt examination of the long term impact and benefits of camp, and highlights why so many people return to work at camp year after year and even later in life. As counselors at Starlight we… Read more »

5 Tips for First Time Counselors

You’ve accepted the position and completed the paperwork.  It’s official!  You’re about to spend your first summer as a camp counselor.  Naturally, a lot of people experience a few nerves in the days leading up to camp.  After all, even when you’re a grown adult, leaving behind your family and friends to spend the summer… Read more »

Summer at a Glance: First Year Counselor Thoughts

The guest blog this week is from Camp Laurel South and was originally posted to Laurel South’s bl0g on October 19, 2012. Orientation I had no idea what to expect! Old fashion Scout cabins? Canvass tents? Teepees? How rustic is this camp? The cabins are really cool though; they are definitely “campy”… but fun, clean… Read more »

A Camp Staff Member Reflects on His Weequahic Experience

A Camp Weequahic staff member reflects on why he loves Weequahic and working at camp in the guest blog this week: Hi everyone.  My name is Chad Razey and I’m 22 years old and attend the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs! I will graduate in May of 2012 and look to continue my education at… Read more »

Who Works at Summer Camp?

Spring is just around the corner and summer will be here before you know it, which makes now the time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your summer.  If you’re a college student, you could toil away as a server or cook at the local pizza joint or operate rides or peddle… Read more »