7 Things Your Summer Camp Counselor Wants You To Know
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7 Things Your Summer Camp Counselor Wants You To Know

For the campers I love!

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7 Things Your Summer Camp Counselor Wants You To Know
Ki Guillen

Working at a summer camp is something I love to do. It is a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. However sometimes our campers don't understand us, or why we are here. So here are 7 things your counselor wants you to know if you are one of their campers.


1. We don't want to be mean.

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Seriously, we really don’t like having to yell at you. But most of the time if you’re doing something against the rules we get in trouble too. Plus, our rules are in place for a reason and there's a lot of fun you can have without breaking them. We don't want you getting hurt or getting in trouble, so just follow the rules!

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We are exhausted. We wake up before you and go to bed after you. Good sleep Is a completely foreign concept while we are working.

3. We Have a lot of campers.

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We will probably forget your names a couple times. During the course of the summer we have a lot of kids pass through this place/ Thats a lot of names to remember.

4. You impact us.

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You guys really do affect our lives. Even though you are only here for a short time, you mean a lot to us. We care about each and every one of you who comes here. And we learn from you guys too. You help shape us as people the same way we are given the chance to help shape you. So thank you!

5. We think you guys are super cool.

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We think you guys are amazing! Each of you is so unique and have different gifts. We really love getting to know you. So come find us. talk for a while, let us know about who you are.

6. We like goofing off with you guy.

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Hanging out with you guys is why we work here! Seriously! We love participating and having a good time with you guys. Plus, we really love to watch you guys having such a good time. It means we're doing our job.

7. We love you guys.


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The minute you step onto our property you become part of our crazy camp family, that's just the way it is. Keep in touch with us when you leave! Add us, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or write us while we’re still here. We really do want to keep pouring into your lives and being there for you!

So in case you missed any of this while you were at camp, I hope you know now. We love you and care about you; and when you leave this place, we miss you. So add us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram- keep us updated on your life. We might not physically be with you, but know that we think about you all the time, and you really change our lives too!

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