21 Things Day Camp Counselors Know To Be True
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21 Things Day Camp Counselors Know To Be True

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21 Things Day Camp Counselors Know To Be True
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I've worked at a day camp for three years now and in doing so you begin to notice some things as a counselor. It's a unique job and it requires a lot of energy. But to give you a better idea of what it's like, here are 21 things day camp counselors know to be true.

1. If you dare go in the pool, you have to fight off kids like the Incredible Hulk.

2. You might wonder what other camps do to get everyone's attention because what you're doing just isn't working.

3. Sometimes it's so loud, you just want to scream at the top of your lungs.

4. Saying "Walk!" "Sit down!" "Get in line!" "Hands to yourself!" And "I'll wait . . ." is a part of your daily soundtrack.

5. And so you can easily lose your voice in one day.

6. You're asked, "What are we doing next?" even though it's the same schedule every day.

7. When a camper cries because they got out in a game, you're like.

8. Usually counting down from five works like magic.

9. You may hear Silentó's "Whip/Nae Nae" in your sleep.

10. And other Kidz Bop songs respectively.

11. Campers ask to go to the bathroom just about every 10 seconds.

12. Putting on sunscreen and changing into swimsuits can take a lifetime.

13. Campers forget everything in locker rooms from underwear and socks to shoes and goggles.

14. And none of them know if it's theirs or not, so to the lost and found it goes.

15. If you're a guy, you're asked why there's a lump on your throat almost everyday.

16. Monday mornings go a little something like this.

17. You've mastered the art of sleeping with your eyes open.

18. You're so tired sometimes you think falling down stairs might actually feel better than standing.

19. Some campers think you actually live and sleep at camp and do nothing else.

20. When Friday comes along, this is you leaving work.

21. You're sure to laugh at least 20 times a day.

Being a day camp counselor has its ups and downs, like fighting off kids in a pool, repeating yourself like a broken record, or answering questions about your Adam's apple. But it also involves laughing at the hilarious things kids do and knowing you can make a difference in their lives each day. It's a job for the few, the brave and the kids at heart, and these are the 21 things day camp counselors know to be true.

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