6 Reasons You Should Make Friends with Camp Counselors
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6 Reasons You Should Make Friends with Camp Counselors

They're more than friends; they're a lifesaver.

6 Reasons You Should Make Friends with Camp Counselors

Now that I'm all moved in for my sophomore year of college, I'm realizing how grateful I am for some of the simple perks of living at school. My own space, my own rules, and sweet, sweet freedom are just a few. I'm sure I share this sentiment with many other college students my age, but one that might not be so common is this: I am incredibly lucky to have a former camp counselor for a roommate.

I know that doesn't necessarily sound like a reason to jump for joy, but it's been a life saver on more than one occasion. In just these first couple weeks of school, I've developed an immense appreciation for my friend's summer camp experience. Here are just a few reasons you should absolutely befriend a camp counselor:

1. They kill all the bugs.

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As much as I like to pretend that these unwelcome visitors don't bother me, it's just not the truth. Thankfully, the girl who lives above me is far braver. She spent her entire summer surrounded by spiders, ticks, you name it. There isn't an insect my roommate can't defeat.

2. They protect you from the scary sounds.

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Sure, I'm 18 years old. But sometimes I'll hear a creak, and figure that the only rational explanation is that a serial killer has somehow entered our room. Not to fear; roommate is here. After spending her summer comforting children who are nervous to spend their night in the woods, calming a grown woman is a piece of cake. She'll go check to make sure we're alone.

3. They'll eat anything.

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Camp counselors ate camp food for three months, so anything is an improvement. This means you get to choose where to eat and what to order. If you cook, they'll love whatever you make even if you're far from a culinary genius. They won't complain, because nothing is ever going to be as bad.

4. They stop you from making dumb decisions.

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Again, being around children for so long certainly makes a person wise. My roommate can identify a dangerous situation before it even begins. For example, just the other day, I thought it might be fun to use her desk as a launch pad in order to attempt a front flip onto the top bunk. But she knew better. Had it not been for her interference, I would probably be writing this article from a hospital bed.

5. They have a song for every situation.

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Is schoolwork stressing you out? Your camp counselor friend most likely has a ridiculous song to sing you. Even though it has nothing to do with the situation, it's certainly a nice distraction.

6. They can fix everything.

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Something about living in the woods for a summer makes a person very resourceful. In the last week alone, my roommate fixed the coffee maker, the TV, AND my phone. She's a godsend.

To make a long story short, camp counselors are resourceful friends to have. If you haven't befriended one, commence the search. I can't tell you how much I love mine.

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