This week concludes my third week as a camp counselor. Although I don't have tremendous experience as a counselor, I can say that out of all the jobs I have had, this is the best one yet. What is better than getting paid to play with kids
1. You will become a role model and a leader
The best thing about being a role model is you are the one that sets a good example. For some kids, a summer camp counselor for 8 weeks is the only constant thing in their life. The lessons you teach them and the positive reinforcement you give them will go a long way.
2. Box stitch and hand games
Did you go to camp if you didn't even learn the box stitch? Hand games and lanyard is the perfect activity for down time too kept the kids occupied. The next time you teach a kid the box stitch, you will be looked at as a God.
3. The days go so fast
If you are wearing makeup going to camp, then you are going to stick out like a sore thumb. Every day you finish being hot, sweaty, and tired so prioritize the campers experience rather than taking the extra time to straighten your hair. Trust me, the kids don't care how you look.
5. The relationships you make are unforgettable
Camp friendships are different than any other friendship you will have. Everyone at camp has experienced the same things you have been through (good and bad). Since I have been in the camper position and the counselor position, I can say that the bond in any camp family is stronger than most friendships. You one into this atmosphere not knowing anything about anyone, and within two months you leaving knowing everyone like the back of your hand.
I couldn't conclude this article without giving a shout out to the best bunk (G3). My job wouldn't be what it is without my amazing 3rd-grade counselors to learn on, division leader for wisdom, and of course my co-counselor to look at every time a kid does something silly.