Counselors at our summer camp for kids talk about homesickness

It seems that just about every new camper and parent has concerns about homesickness. Would you like to see and hear how some of our most talented camp counselors not only help our campers through it, but leave them feeling more resilient and more confident? 

Last week we gathered four of our most experienced, talented camp counselors and asked 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 didn’t share what the questions would be ahead of time. We just had them talk about creativity and caring 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 amazing camp counselors about how they help campers overcome homesickness. Watch to learn:

    • How we both acknowledge their feelings but help campers move past them
    • Why knowing our campers so well helps us spot homesickness before campers even tell us about it
    • That some of our kids who love being at camp the most also occasionally still feel homesick
    • Counselors talk about their own struggles with homesickness as campers and new staff

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We hope that you enjoy getting to know Courtney, Josh, Sean and Rachael in our second episode of #CounselorConversations. If you missed last week’s episode about what the first day is like at our summer camp for children please click here.

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 6 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