The all round hero.
A strong all rounder and want to work with children.
Then you'll make a great summer camp counselor. Far from the lay down on the couch and tell me about your problems type counselor (which might spring to mind) - at camp, the term counselor simply means you’re the ones in with the kids.
No need for qualifications.
It's one of the best jobs at camp and here's why...
You get to have a go at everything
One of the biggest benefits of being a camp counselor is that you get to have a go at all the activities that camp has to offer. Unlike an activity specialist who will normally be stationed in one specific area, you’ll tour camp with your campers joining in all the fun.
The day to day of a summer camp counselor
From waking the campers up in the morning to tucking them in at night, one way to describe being a general counselor is ‘non-stop’.
It’s down to the counselors that the campers get up and ready in the morning, that the cabins are in order and the campers arrive squeaky clean and dressed for their activities. You’re the role model and it's going to be up to you to make every task exciting (even cleaning the bunks).
You know the campers the best
Being a camp counselor means you get to spend your day with your very own rabble.
You’ll be living a bunk with your division alongside spending your full day with them, so you'll get to know the campers really well. Specialists will often say how they wish they knew the kids more as getting to know the campers is half the fun of camp.
Camp counselors are a tight-knit group and you’ll all work together to care for your campers.
You’ll be in with Americans and others from all around the world and will have a camaraderie which activity specialists might not have if working by themselves.
Why should I be a summer camp counselor?
Being a camp counselor was the hardest job I ever loved. I’ve never had a more rewarding role that challenged me and taught me more than any classroom ever could. Waking up every morning with new challenges on creating fun and engaging activities was a really exciting task.
No two days were the same and seeing the joy on the children face was worth it.