Monday, September 17, 2012

Are we camp professionals? Yes. Are we mentors and advisors? Yes. Are we coaches and social workers? Yes. Are we surrogate parents? Yes. Are we youth development workers? Yes. Are we educators? Yes.

I also believe we are a new form of... Read More

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thanks Angela Marks for the latest entry on the Counselor Blog! Send your favorite summer memory to!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Here's another counselor's summer story — all the way from Australia! Thanks Nicola Hadskis Gordon for this one! Share your story with!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Today's story comes from Katelyn Gillum, who now works for her camp fulltime! Send your story from the summer to

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Here's another camp counselor story! Thanks, Victoria, for sharing! Send your story to

Ever since my first year at camp twelve summers ago, I’ve come to realize that camp can only be completely understood through... Read More

Friday, August 31, 2012

Here's our first summer story! A big thank you to Justina Lau for submitting. Keep the stories coming! (Send them to

Monday, August 13, 2012

Articles are once again popping up about adding school days to the academic year. No one argues that year-round learning is not only developmentally and academically sound, but also pertinent to the issues of safety and wellbeing for many... Read More

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Children’s Defense Fund has just released The State of America’s Children® 2012 Handbook. Consider a few of the facts shared: