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Camp 101: Why You Should Work at a Summer Camp

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Hey, Camp Lovers!

At Everything Summer Camp, we believe the best job in the world is to work at a summer camp. The reasons to be a camp counselor are endless. In fact, it would be much easier to make a list of reasons NOT to be a counselor as that list would be very short! Working at a summer camp gives you the opportunity to relive your own childhood (or recreate it, if you never got to go to camp yourself). You participate in all the crafts, songs and activities that your campers participate in. S’mores and other treats will most likely become a staple in your diet. In other words, you get to be a little kid all over again. Speaking of little kids, your campers will most likely come to adore you. They will also think that you are one of the coolest adults they know (of the 20 adults they know).

You become responsible for a community that looks up to you and respects you. There aren’t very many things more rewarding than that. In the course of a summer, you get to witness your campers grow and develop new thoughts, ideas and skills. You can teach someone something new that they will keep with them and remember for the rest of their lives. You can watch a shy and nervous child on day one turn into a social butterfly on the last day and know that you had something to do with that. You also have the chance to reinvent yourself. By putting yourself out there, you can push the boundaries of your own shell and focus on skills that you want to cultivate. Working at a summer camp is a great place to hone your communication skills, organizational skills, and of course learn how to tie knots and tie dye. While you are busy “working” to create special memories for your campers, chances are that you’ll leave with some memorable experiences yourself.

At Everything Summer Camp, we have a wide selection of everything your campers need to make summer camp memorable and fun but we also have everything that you need as a counselor to make sure that you have some memories to take away with you as well. As always, thanks for reading!

- John


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