4 Tips for Counselors to Transition from Summer Camp to Fall

Posted: August 31, 2011

The transition from your crazy-busy summer to the fall season can be tough! It's good to remember these 4 tips:

#1 Stay active — It’s easy to feel burnt out after a long summer, so give yourself time to relax. But don’t hibernate all the way to May! Get outdoors and enjoy the fall weather.

#2 Eat healthy — Remember those pots and pans in your cabinets? It’s time to bust them out! You’ve got to cook for yourself — or at least find your own food — after a summer of being fed in the dining hall. Try to make healthy choices.

#3 Embrace the new social scene — At camp, you bond with others at an amazing rate. Away from the camp fires, color wars, and camp nicknames, interactions are not as intense. Don’t be discouraged if it takes longer to bond with people outside of camp. Slow down and enjoy the change of pace while you get to know new people and catch up with old friends.

#4 Maintain variety — At camp, you experienced all kinds of activities, people, and places every day. While it’d be hard to keep that up all year, make sure you DO get involved in more things than just school or your new job — it’s all about balance!