Counselor's Corner

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

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Songs are some of the best traditions at camp! Whether you sing at meal time, bedtime, campfire, or between activities, your campers enjoy having something that unites them as a group. And they love teaching camp songs to their parents and... Read More

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

As a counselor, you make sure to have a positive attitude, and you encourage campers to see the bright side of life. You realize that camp is more fun when everyone is happy — but did you know that by promoting positivity, you’re also helping... Read More

Monday, July 23, 2012

As a licensed clinical social worker, camp consultant, and regular Camping Magazine contributor, Bob Ditter has been helping children, youth, and camp professionals — including counselors! — for many years.

In his Pocket Guide books, Bob... Read More

Monday, July 16, 2012

Whether this is your first and only week at camp, or you’ve already been there for a few weeks, it’s important to make healthy choices to keep you running on all cylinders!

Eat Well
Fuel your body with what it needs to make it through... Read More

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Spider-like movements will be the physical activity of choice this summer now that the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has released “The Amazing Spider-Man™” lessons and exercise guides. Designed by NASPE for... Read More

Monday, June 18, 2012

You will have tons of fun as a camp counselor this summer — but did you know that you’re also developing critical workplace skills?

Traditionally, the “3 Rs” (reading, writing, and arithmetic) have been the focus of workplace preparation.... Read More