That should really say what are you going to do at camp WHEN it rains. Because it’s America, and it’s summer, so you are going to have some of the craziest (and most awesome) storms you’ve ever seen. So while the majority of your days at camp will be spent outside in the sunshine, teaching … More What Do I Do At Camp If It Rains?
For some people, 9 weeks at camp is quite a long time to be away from home, especially if it’s your first time being gone for so long, so it’s pretty normal to get a little homesick at times. That’s right, I said it. Homesickness is not just for the kids. And that’s ok. Maybe … More 7 Ways To Deal With Being Homesick At Camp
There’s a lot to be said about camp food. Sometimes comparable to school dinners, you either love it or you hate it. Or you love it and you hate it. Sometimes you walk into the Dining Hall, see what’s there and run to be first in line, other times you walk in, view the food … More What’s Your Favourite Camp Food?
Anyone that has worked at summer camp, even for just one summer, will tell you that they learned some pretty important lessons over those sunny months. And I don’t mean how to make a fire or a friendship bracelet… I mean the kind of lessons that stay with you for the rest of your life. … More 9 Important Lessons You Will Learn At Summer Camp
Okay, the title’s a lie. What happens on day off NEVER stays on day off. In fact, all the details of what happened on your day off will probably make it back to camp before you do. Depending on what camp you end up at you will most likely have one day off per week … More What Happens On Day Off, Stays On Day Off
I often get asked by family and friends who have never worked at camp and don’t really know anything about it what the kids who go to summer camp are like. It’s quite a tough question to answer because while there isn’t really one description to cover them all, there is also a very simple … More What Are The Kids At Summer Camp Really Like?
I’ve become very aware that I talk about camp a LOT. That was sort of the reason I started this site – so I could gush about how much I love camp and everything to do with camp to my heart’s content, without pissing people off or getting too annoying. But someone pointed out to … More Summer Camp: It’s Not All Rainbows And Unicorns
One of my most favourite things about summer camp is that no day is ever the same. Sure it runs on the same schedule – breakfast at 8, activities until 12, lunch at 12:30, more activities until 4:30, dinner at 6, evening activity until 8:30, put the kids to bed at 9, hang in the … More 10 Of The Best Moments In Your Day As A Summer Camp Counselor
I think people often have this misconception and pre-conceived idea about the type of people that are summer camp counselors. It is often thought that camp counselors are always the most extroverted, whacky, loud and funny people, and that is the only way to be a great camp counselor. But the people that think that … More What Character Traits Make A Great Camp Counselor?
Coming to work at summer camp as a counselor is a huge decision and a big commitment – you have to REALLY love kids to want to spend 24 hours a day, 6 days a week with them. Not only that but you have to be willing to put your all into absolutely everything…if you … More 12 Things To Expect As A Summer Camp Counselor