Counselor's Corner

Check out these great blog posts geared toward you, the frontline staffer.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Making sure your campers are safe, healthy, and having fun all summer long is your main goal. To do that, you need to take care of yourself!

Here on the Counselor Blog, we want you to have the best resources for self-care . . . because... Read More

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

When applying and interviewing for jobs, work experience plays a critical role. According to, 66% of employers believe interview performance and relevant work experience are the most important factors in their hiring decisions — far... Read More

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Campers (especially first-timers) will be counting on you to make your group’s “getting to know each other” process fun and meaningful. As the group leader, it’s important for you to be prepared and enthusiastic about the upcoming camp session.... Read More

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How much do you know about the typical kid in America?

Use this infographic to learn a little bit more about today's kids . . . and your campers! Familiarizing yourself with their realities, strengths, and challenges will help you connect... Read More

Monday, May 13, 2013

So you have your dream job this summer — working with a ton of kids, having fun, and staying active at camp!* How do you make sure that you get exactly what you want out of your summer at camp? We’ve already talked about what to expect. Setting... Read More

Monday, February 18, 2013

So you’ve found your dream job this summer — you’re working at camp for the first time!* You’ll be spending your summer playing with kids, making a positive impact on their lives, having tons of fun, meeting new people, and making friends. But... Read More

Thursday, February 7, 2013

This week's post is a guest blog from Laura Dallas McSorley, a member of one of ACA's educational allies, Teach For America.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Guest post by Sarah Andes, a 2009 Mississippi Delta corps member, Teach for America

Summer camp is about discovery. New sports and hobbies. New friends and loves. New tans (at least if you’re in Texas). New songs. New independence. It’s... Read More