There's nothing quite like those hot summer days where you get to play with kids and have the time of your life. If you've ever been a counselor, here are nine things that you will inevitably know by the end of the summer.
Your body will be ON POINT.
Who needs a gym membership when you’re a camp counselor? You can eat whatever you want at your campus dining hall because come the end of summer, you will lose at least 20 pounds after all that walking. You can maintain a steady diet of Oreos and Cheez-Its late at night and still lose weight.
There is nothing better than a 15-minute nap.
There is no better food than outside food.
The longer you’re at camp, the less modesty you’ll have.
You’ll need to check your ego at the door.
If you’re in it for the money, you’ve probably come to the wrong place.
Even though you get paid to play, being a counselor is hard work. Many camps only pay their counselors minimum wage, or just slightly above. Counselors that live on camp property for the summer often also have room and board fees taken out of their checks. If you’re looking for easy money, you’re better off looking for a part-time job close to home.
Midway through the summer when you haven’t seen any other guys and girls outside of your group of counselors, everyone starts to look good. You start dating and fooling around with counselors you probably wouldn’t be with under normal circumstances. Camp goggles are basically Stockholm Syndrome in dating form.
“You wouldn’t get it, it’s a camp thing.”
You spend the whole year waiting for it to be summer again.
You’ll spend a small fortune throughout the year to upgrade your sandals, water bottles and other outdoor accessories to match camp colors. No matter how exhausted or underpaid you may feel during the summer, you can’t wait to do the whole thing again.