OF A GOOD COUNSELOR
The real success of a camp depends upon the quality of the counselors.
Appreciation for people
– tolerance, patience, good humor, accepting differences.
Empathy – the ability
to put yourself in the place of others and actually sense how they feel.
Setting a good example
– habits, conduct, etc.
Youthful, yet Mature –
have mature judgment, yet retain a youthfulness of spirit and interest.
Love the Outdoors
Camping Skills –
outdoor knowledge and skills that can contribute to the camp program or
willingness to acquire them.
· Persistence – finding self-satisfaction in doing a good job and serving others without expecting personal gain.
What is a Camp Counselor
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL
Persuasion by way of
as necessary for growing up
Taking pride in your
ability to influence and lead others in the right direction without misuse
GETTING A JOB
Resident camps are a
major employer of young people between the ages of 18 through 22.
Letter of Application –
typed, spelling/grammar checked, specific, clear, concise, interesting,
courteous and convincing. Tell why
you are attracted to position/camp; describe those qualities you have that would
make a contribution.
The Interview – be
on time!, neat appearance, be polite, honest, confident, enthusiastic,
respectful, no bragging, conduct yourself in a businesslike manner.
Be prepared to ask questions also.
Accepting a Position –
a signed contract is your word of honor. Be sure before accepting that it is your first choice.
Contact other camps that you may be waiting to hear from.
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