It is always better to be thought of as a great counselor by your director than to be thought of as a cool one by your campers. Working with children should be fun, and being able to access your playfulness in order to connect with your campers is essential to your success. Just make certain that you always remember that you are the adult and that you are hired to be professional in all your decisions.
So, you're a new camp counselor. This will be a rewarding summer for you. In the next few weeks, what you say and do, how you act, and how sensitive and caring you are will have a profound impact on campers' memories.