Our brother/sister camp counselors talk about the first day of camp

To truly understand a summer camp community you need to know its camp counselors, so we want to introduce you to some of ours!

Earlier this 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 what the first day of camp is like, including:

  • What do we do on the bus ride to Camp?
  • How do we make sure every new camper makes friends and has someone to sit with?
  • When you arrive at Camp how do you learn what bunk you are in?
  • What is the first day of Camp like (after the buses arrive)?
  • What will the evening activity be on the first night of camp?

first day of camp

We hope that you enjoy getting to know Courtney, Josh, Sean and Rachael in this first 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 8 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