Connecting with Campers

July 16, 2014

Our job is to help campers form connections with us as staff, each other, and their inner selves. If we can help connect them, their best qualities will shine.

As a camp counselor, the findings of brain research can be a tool to lead your camper group. As campers encounter new situations, we want them to form connections with past experiences, future goals, and each other within the camper group.

In a Camping Magazine article, molecular biologist Dr. John Medina (2008) offers twelve principles that he calls Brain Rules to help you be more successful in leading your campers to make connections.