Each camp we work within the states is different and unique in its own way, but there’s one thing that never changes… Camp counselors! Every Summer Camp will have these special counselors. Whether it’s the Camp Mom, the Wonderwall Guitarist or the Camp Advocate, these counselors are what makes camp, camp! In today’s blog post, we look at the 8 types of Camp Counselors at Summer Camp…
The Camp Mom AKA the best person on the earth. When you need a cry or just want a big hug, this counselor is always there. Fallen over? Go to the Camp Mom. Homesick? Camp Mom. Need advice? Camp Mom! You’ll go to this counselor just as much as the campers and you will all adore them!
Out of all the different types of Camp Counselor, you’ll know when this one’s in the room. They live and breathe camp and when we say they know every single camp song, trust us, they do! They probably have every single piece of camp merch and absolutely thrive on Camp Tshirt day!
The campers absolutely love this camper and you will do too! They are chill, fun and let their hair down. They bend the rules a little and let the campers go a little crazy. You’ll walk into the cabin and the campers will be jumping on the bed with he laidback counselor too! This person will be a savour when in a stressful situation.
This counselor read the handbook over 100 times just to make sure they have all the information they need. Don’t ask this person to go against the rules because they won’t! The rules matter!! You’ll hear them with their campers shouting the count off to make sure everybody’s there (including counselors), just like the rules ask.
All the campers will be walking around with these cool, snazzy friendship bracelets. Some have zigzags, circles and even hearts! As Camp Counselors it is essential to have your arms full of friendship bracelets so when you find that one counselor that can do them… You latch on to them! This counselor is the most popular on the girl’s side with every counselor and camper asking to be taught this important skill.
At every camp fire, you’ll see them with a guitar, ready to belt out another song. Wonderwall? You’ll hear it so many times while you’re at Summer Camp in America. Take me home, Country Roads? Your new favourite song! They will probably be the music counselor too, but if not, you’ll find them tucked in the back of the studio creating new camp songs with campers.
Has this Counselor gone missing? You’ll find them in the lake or pool! When it comes to general swim, they’ll be seen going down the slide, jumping off the blob, and swimming lengths just like the campers! The chance to be out on the water is one of the reasons why they’ll come back to camp every year!
At first, it is hard to tell if this person is actually a camper or counselor! They’re the size of a camper, love to get involved in activities and forget they’re a counselor themselves! You’ll find these high up in the trees at ropes screaming their hearts at because they got to the top or belting out the traditional camp songs as they know every single lyric and dance move. (It’s very impressive!) After camp, you’ll be reminiscing, looking through photos and it’ll be similar to the the game “Where’s Wally” when trying to find this counselor between the campers!
Now that you’ve looked at all these different types of camp counselors, do you fancy becoming a Camp Counselor this summer? If so, Apply here!