What Parents Want to Know that Camp Counselors Should Know

As a camp counselor, you are about to assume an important role. Parents are going to give you their children to take care of for the length of their stay at camp. The term used to describe this relationship is in loco parentis, which literally translates from Latin to “in place of a parent.” Although you cannot replace parents, you will need to assume this in loco parentis role and be clear about parent concerns and camp policies.