So, this is a blog about camp and being a camp counselor. I have absolutely NO idea how many people on Tumblr are camp counselors, but I know that I am and a few of my friends are as well. I figured this would be fun to do as a result.
Now then, about me. I’m a camp counselor at a sleep-away camp during the summer. I thought it’d be fun to make a blog that’s specifically camp related, be it day camp or sleep-away, and TADA! Camp Counselor Moments popped into my head.
I set up the url for this blog about a month ago, but then got swallowed up in camp itself and didn’t have time to actually start the blog for real until my camp finished its sessions. But now I’m going to have it up and running, just in time for school to start and all of us camp people to need something to cope with missing all of our summer fun. I’m making some of these up, and I’ll be setting up a submissions page as well.
Submitted by whoarebeckynow.
Submitted by nimblejellyfish.
(Camp names come from eatsleepcamp’s personal experiences as a camp counselor)
Submitted by anchoredforlife.
Submitted by sunsetsailing.
1. Never assume playful sarcasm or nicknames will be taken as you intend it.
2. Always follow through on what you say you will do. Never promise what you cannot deliver.
3. Always intervene when you hear campers put each other down. Never believe a camper who says, “It doesn’t bother me”.
4. Check in with your campers everyday and be sure to ask them the right questions.
5. Make something special out of unconstructed time – bedtime, free play and rest hour are good times to connect with your campers one on one.
6. When in doubt, DON’T!
7. It’s always better to be thought of as a “great counselor” by your director, than thought of as the “cool counselor” by your campers.
You all are so amazing, thanks for following!
Keep submitting all of your camp counselor moments to us!
S’more love, campcounselormoments :D
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