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Tips for first-time camp counselors!

Becoming a counselor at a summer camp can be a very fulfilling job. You'll have much to look forward to as a first-time camp counselor, but knowing what to expect is also important. As you start the best job you'll ever have, here are some things to keep in mind:

Working at a summer camp is a different place to work. You'll be living on-site for a long time, and your fellow guides and guests will become your new community. Accept the chance to do something different and take advantage of the chance to meet new people.


As a camp counselor, you will have long days with a lot of things to do and tasks to take care of. Be ready for early starts and late nights, and remember to take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and taking breaks when you need to.


Getting to know the campers is one of the most satisfying parts of being a summer camp counselor. You'll have the chance to be a good example, help kids grow and learn, and make experiences that will last a lifetime. You need to be able to work well with others. You will work closely with other teachers and staff to make sure everyone has a good summer. Communication and working together are key to making sure that everything goes well.


Working at a summer camp is, of course, a lot of fun. You'll have the chance to do things like swimming, climbing, making arts and crafts, and more. Use the chance to try new things and have fun with the kids and other aides. Unfortunately, everything can not always be just fun, you'll also have to deal with tough situations. It's important to be ready to handle homesickness, arguments between campers, and other problems with kindness and professionalism.


Being a camp counselor is also a great way to improve your career. You'll learn how to lead, communicate, solve problems, and work as a team, all of which can help you get a job in the future.