Camp counselors talk about bedtime at our brother/sister summer camp

One of the best ways to know what a summer camp community is like is to get to know its camp counselors. They are the adults who interact day in and day out with the campers, and who have the greatest impact on your child’s experience while away from home for the summer. With that in mind, we welcome you to episode 3 in our video series called “Counselor Conversations”. 

Each week we gather four of our most experienced, talented camp counselors and ask them questions about life at our brother/sister camp in New Hampshire. And then we let the video camera roll. No script, no editing, and we don’t even share what the questions are ahead of time. We just have them talk about the intentionality that they use to help our campers have such incredible summers. These are their thoughts on why being a part of our summer camp community is so powerful, and the many intentional ways we help our campers make friends, have fun, and grow.

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This week we asked our talented camp counselors to talk about bedtime at our sleepaway camp, including:

  • Is there a set bedtime for our campers (hint: there isn’t)?
  • Is bedtime different in our summer camp for boys or summer camp for girls?
  • What are the bedtime rituals that we have designed to help every camper feel safe, cared for, and ready to go to sleep?
  • What is the special question that our counselors ask their campers every night of the summer (and why is it so important)? 

Counselor Conversations Episode 3

We hope that you enjoy getting to know Courtney, Josh, Sean and Rachael in this third episode of #CounselorConversations. As you can imagine, smart, kind, thoughtful, commited camp staff can make a huge difference in a child’s first experience away from home, and these guys are just a small sample of our 200+ talented camp staff.

The video is just 7 minutes long and should tell you a lot about our brother/sister camp. If you retweet it please use the hashtag #counselorconversations. 

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Here are some of the recent blogs written by the camp counselors in this video:

A counselor pays it forward at our brother/sister summer camp in NH by Josh Williams

Life lessons learned at our summer camp for girls by Courtney Chaloff

Why a middle school teacher loves working at our summer camp for girls by Rachael Silver

The power of making deep, lasting camp friendships as a camper or staff member by Sean Atkinson 

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