Tag: summer camp staff

Get a Real Job

For many counselors at America’s Finest Summer Camps, their experience as a camp counselor is also their first experience in the workforce. Many counselors have the opportunity to spend the summer on one of the nation’s most beautiful campsites, enjoying all of the classic sleepaway camp adventures, and get paid for it. Their first job… Read more »

Why Campers Return as Counselors

For many campers, summer camp becomes a second home, a special place that welcomes you back every summer like family and supports you to be the best person you can be. America’s Finest Summer Camps become a staple in many campers lives’ and for a few of them, it becomes a home they never leave… Read more »

The Importance of International Staff

The staff at America’s Finest Summer Camps is comprised of a wide range of people that hail from countries scattered all over the globe. America’s Finest Summer Camps becomes a place infused with so many cultures and new traditions in the summer when staff come from places such as New Zealand, England, Mexico and South… Read more »

Camp Laurel: The All-Encompassing Specialty Camp

As a parent or potential staff member looking at camps, one of the first questions always asked is: “what activity do you specialize in?”. This should be a straight forward answer.  But for Camp Laurel, it’s not that simple. How do you convey that you “specialize” in everything? From Athletics to InterArts to Waterfront, Laurel… Read more »

How Camp Helped Me Live A Balanced Life

Before I went to camp, if you were to ask the adults in my life to describe me in one word, they would probably say “focused” or “disciplined” or “passionate.” This would be their nice way of saying I focus on one thing and one thing only, my grades. Now of course this makes my… Read more »

What a campfire means to a summer camper

Camp life may thrive on variety, but the traditional evening campfire has remained constant for as long as anyone can remember. The mere mention of a campfire brings back a flood of memories for many summer campers; memories of friends gained, challenges overcome, and a time when all there was to worry about was playing… Read more »

EASY CAMP FOOD AT HOME– KIDS PERSPECTIVE

Ughhhh….Camp is over and of course, NOW summer is over too! This stinks! I mean being back home is kind of a buzz kill. School’s no fun, homework’s lame and dealing with my little bro is like, BRUTAL! All I can think about is how much fun I had away from here, with all my… Read more »

What I Learned From My Campers

When I arrived at America’s Finest Summer Camps as a counselor this past summer, I knew exactly how I wanted every camper to feel. I was on high alert for the shy ones, the scared ones, the nervous ones. I was looking for the nail biters and the ones with the look of “wow this… Read more »

Closing Up

Have you ever wondered what happens at camp after the buses pull away? This guest blog, originally published on the Laurel South website, excellently explains. You might be surprised to learn that year round summer camp staff are busy all year long! When the last buses depart, marking the final day of camp, an eerie… Read more »

A Former Camper and Counselor on the Value of Summer Camp

In our guest blog this week, former Camp Weequahic camper and counselor Steve S. reflects on how his camp experiences have added value to his life. I have been a part of the Camp Weequahic family for 13 years, as a camper from 1995 until 2002, and as a counselor from 2003 until 2007.  These… Read more »